The only thing that determines whether or not a movie gets a sequel are box officers numbers, as fan and critical reaction tends to matter very little. You may have hated Unfriended, for example, but Unfriended 2 was already announced earlier this week.
But Unfriended was a whole lot better than last year’s Ouija, which turned the iconic board game into a teen-friendly horror film. The movie served as one of 2014’s worst examples of how bad big screen horror films tend to be, but it nevertheless made $100 million worldwide, so a sequel was inevitable.
Deadline reports today that Universal has given an October 21st, 2016 release date to Ouija 2, which will hit theaters almost exactly two years after the first film. They’ve hired Oculus duo Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard to write the screenplay, and a director hasn’t yet been found.
Ouija 2 will pick up with a group of unsuspecting friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they unleash an evil from the other side that only they can send back.
Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, Blumhouse Prods’ Jason Blum, Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis again are on board as producers.