“It’ll be easier next time.”
Last week, The Strangers 2 director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) compared his sequel to both John Carpenter’s Christine and even Steven Spielberg’s Duel, which sort of had us wondering what the hell he was talking about. Now we totally understand what he meant, as there’s seemingly going to be a road element to the film!
Speaking with Crave Online, Roberts expanded upon last week’s comments.
“We play with the truck a lot in this one, and that’s kind of fun,” he told the site. “It has a slight Christine feel to it. That’s kind of cool. You know, The Strangers’ truck in the first one. That plays quite an iconic role in this.”
Roberts is of course referring to the Ford truck driven by the three masked maniacs, which we see at the end of Bryan Bertino’s terrifying home invasion film. On a related note, Roberts noted in the aforementioned interview that he hopes to evoke the feeling of The Strangers with its sequel, filming now.
“I love the first one. I think it’s a super cool movie,” he said. “It’s really smartly put together and I think [Bertino] did a really good job of creating a really oddly paced movie. In a good way. You know, people have played with the whole mask thing since then… they haven’t really done that sort of pacing, and set it in a drama, or the feel the first one had. So it’s a great opportunity to try something a little different, for me. There’s a real grounded drama. You really buy into this family and the journey they’re going through before everything goes horribly wrong.”
In the sequel, scripted by Bertino and Ben Ketai…
The film follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park and after the power goes out they decide to hunker down for the night in a borrowed trailer. Under the cover of darkness, three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.
Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman star.