“Don’t Breathe” co-writer Rodo Sayagues has been promoted to director for the sequel to 2016’s surprise horror thriller hit “Don’t Breathe”.
Fede Alvarez helmed and co-wrote the original film with Sayagues who will make his directorial debut on the follow-up. Stephen Lang is set to reprise his role of the deadly Blind Man.
The story will be set several years after the home invasion of the first movie, the Blind Man living in quiet solace until his past sins catch up to him.
Sayagues and Alvarez, who also co-wrote Alvarez’s 2013 “Evil Dead” remake, are once again writing the script and filming begins in April. Alvarez, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce.
The first “Don’t Breathe” was a critical and box office success, generating $157 million worldwide from a budget of only $10 million.