Horror fans were quite surprised with the Guillermo Del Toro produced supernatural hit film Mama, which was written and directed by Argentinian filmmaker Andres Muschietti. The movie, which is based on Muschietti’s original foreign-language short film is about a supernatural ghost story where two recently orphaned girls are left in the woods for five years and was rescued by their uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones) and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain) who is the film’s main star.
The film cost approximately $15 million to make and earned $71 million in the United States, plus $75 million internationally, making it one of the most successful little horror film in history. So a sequel will likely be made whether the people behind the original is involved or not.
It now appears that the Mama sequel is indeed coming and sooner than later, as the installment reportedly has a new team of screenwriters and directors attached.
According to THR, the writer-director of 2014 festival circuit horror genre hit Starry Eyes – Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, have been chosen to rewrite and direct the Mama sequel for Universal Pictures. In addition, Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton Producer) and Russell Ackerman (Mama Development Executive) are set to produce the horror film sequel with lava Bear Films also attached.
With Widmyer and Kolsch’s success within the horror genre, putting their collective talents into a project that already has a fanbase could pan out well for Universal. Though it might be hard to top the original, people will still see the film if it does look decent in the trailers as horror fans have an immense support to the genre whether they read negative reviews about it or not.
For now, fans of the supernatural horror film will have to wait for further updates which Movie Philippines will definitely deliver once new information goes out.