Don’t Breathe was one of the surprise horror hits of 2016; it was lauded by genre fans and critics alike for its upending of established home invasion tropes, moral ambiguity, unexpected twists, and supremely chilling antagonist, “The Blind Man” played by Stephen Lang. Don’t Breathe was also a reunion of sorts between director Fede Alvarez and Jane Levy, who worked closely on 2013’s Evil Dead remake.
Recently, the folks at Screen Rant cornered Lang and grilled him on the status of a Don’t Breathe sequel. His response will definitely please fans of the film.
Per Screen Rant:
We’ve heard grumblings of a possible Don’t Breathe 2 before, but in Screen Rant‘s interview with Stephen Lang, the star confirmed the rumors. When we asked if any sequel or prequel talks had taken place, Lang confidently responded, “Oh yeah, we’re doing a sequel.”
Director Fede Álvarez and producer Sam Raimi have previously expressed excitement over the idea of a Don’t Breathe 2, with the latter referring to their plans for a follow-up as “only the greatest idea for a sequel that I’ve ever heard! I’m not kidding!”
We’ll keep you posted on additional Don’t Breathe sequel news as details emerge. In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for Don’t Breathe below.
Official Synopsis: Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.