“The only thing constant is change,” an old saying goes, and that seems to be the new way of life for film release schedules in the wake of Covid-19. The latest bump from Sony Entertainment/Screen Gems has Escape Room 2 delayed for another year.
The film, directed by Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan), was originally slated for release back in April of last year. It was then bumped to August and again to the end of December. Reports from Deadline are now telling us we won’t see the film until January 7, 2022.
Robitel directed the first Escape Room which earned over $155 million at the box office when it was released in January 2019. Taylor Russell and Logan Miller return in Escape Room 2 and are joined by Indya Moore (Pose), Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Carlito Olivero (Bad Samaritan), Thomas Cocquerel (In Like Flynn), and James Frain (TRON: Legacy).
Plot details have not fully been released, but we know that Russell and Miller’s characters were setting out to bring down the faceless corporation behind the deadly escape room at the end of the first film, and the sequel will no doubt see them on that path.
With the ever-shifting landscape of cinematic releases and with many films going straight to streaming and premium video on demand services, one can never be certain, but hopefully things will start evening out soon!
iHorror will keep you posted on further developments with Escape Room 2 as they become available.