A while back in May, director Fede Alvarez opened up a poll on his Twitter account asking which movie he should tackle next – Don’t Breathe 2 or Evil Dead 2. Movieweb recently sat down with Alvarez and asked him about his poll and the realities of what he was asking his fans.
“I’ve learned to shut my mouth when it comes to these things. It tends to turn into headlines. We just never want to play with anyone’s expectations. When I tweeted that I was interested in seeing what people prefer. We were having some internal debates about what people would be interested in most. Unfortunately, Evil Dead 2 won. Which, I guess I would have preferred Don’t Breathe 2 to win because it’s one of my own creations. Obviously Evil Dead has the bigger following. So that’s what happened.”
He is right – these things do turn into headlines. Because we’re fans, and we’re excitable. Who could blame us?
But he did give us a concrete update on the sequel to Don’t Breathe.
“…we do have a script for Don’t Breathe 2 that we wrote. Once I’m done with [The Girl in the Spider’s Web] we’re gonna start thinking of ways to bring that story to the screen. Me directing or me producing. It really depends on the time that we’ll have. I’m particularly excited about that because it’s a really different sequel, when it comes to sequels. It’s a very different approach and I’m excited about that.”
So who knows about Evil Dead. Still, we can rejoice knowing that Don’t Breathe will be returning in a new and exciting way. We will wait (im)patiently for details so we can make headlines about them.