The Blackening 2 in the Works at Lionsgate
The blackout 2 is officially in the works, with Variety reporting that Lionsgate and MRC are developing a sequel from the original writers.
According to the report, Lionsgate and producer MRC have entered into discussions with writers Dewayne Perkins and Tracy Oliver, as well as producer E. Brian Dobbins, to work on a new film. It is currently unclear whether or not the film’s director, Tim Story, will be involved, or if any of the cast from the original film will return.
During its first theatrical run, The Blackening earned a total of $15 million. It also received positive reviews from critics, who praised the film’s sharp storyline and good cast chemistry.
What is the Blackening about?
“The horror comedy centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a weekend getaway in June only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin by a serial killer,” reads the synopsis -account. “Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this is no mother’s game. The Blackening skewers the genre and raises the sardonic question: if all horror movies are black, who dies first?”
The Blackening is directed and produced by Tim Story from a screenplay co-written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins. The film stars Antoinette Robertson, Dewayne Perkins, Sinqua Walls, Grace Byers, X Mayo, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Pharoah.
The film is produced by Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, E. Brian Dobbins, Tracy Oliver, Tim Story, and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, with Vicky Story as an associate producer.