Smile director Parker Finn has signed a multiyear first-look take care of Paramount, and the studio is hoping for a Smile sequel
Writer/director Parker Finn’s horror movie Smile (read our evaluate HERE, watch the movie HERE) was originally meant to be launched through the Paramount Plus streaming service, however it scored so extremely at a test screening that the decision was made to offer it a theatrical launch. That decision really paid off, because the film earned over $200 million on the world box office. Of course, Paramount is hoping for a Smile sequel now – they usually might get one quickly, as Finn has just signed a multiyear first-look deal with the studio.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, as a half of this deal Finn is anticipated to write down, produce and direct options in the horror style. The studio would love a Smile sequel but it’s not clear what Finn’s next movie shall be.
Paramount president and CEO Brian Robbins offered the following statement: “Smile’s breakthrough success is a testament to Parker’s unique and fresh filmmaking, and we’re thrilled that he’ll make Paramount his house.“
Paramount’s motion image group co-presidents Michael Ireland and Daria Cercek added: “Parker knows the means to hold people on the sting of their seat and we’re joyful that we get to keep scaring audiences together.“
Smile is based on Finn’s brief movie Laura Hasn’t Slept (watch it HERE), which received the Special Jury Recognition Prize in SXSW’s Midnight Short category. Caitlin Stasey (Neighbours) performed the title character in that brief, and reprises the function in Smile, making it a follow-up of kinds. Smile has the next synopsis: After witnessing a weird, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing horrifying occurrences that she can’t clarify. As an awesome terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past so as to survive and escape her horrifying new actuality.
Stasey is joined in the cast by Sosie Bacon (Charlie Says), Kal Penn (the Harold & Kumar movies), Kyle Gallner (Red State), Jessie T. Usher (The Boys), Rob Morgan (Mudbound), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), and Gillian Zinser (90210).
Smile was produced by Temple Hill, with Nathan Samdahl and Natalia Maymi overseeing the venture for Paramount Players.
Finn has beforehand mentioned that he feels there’s a lot of attention-grabbing stuff left to explore on the planet of Smile. If he had been to make a Smile sequel, “I would by no means want to just repeat myself or retread the identical floor. I’d want to ensure that there’s a new, exciting, contemporary way into it that the audience isn’t anticipating. I additionally need to find some new ways to scare them and unnerve them. But so far as how it could connect with the first one, if we were to do it, I’d want that to be shocking as well.“
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