Even before Sinister was released, writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill were already talking about a sequel, however it’s only now that the film has been officially announced. Deadline says producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) is also back on-board, bringing us the movie through his Blumhouse Productions company.
Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill will once more write the screenplay, although Scott will not return as the director. As a result a search is on for a new filmmaker to tackle the follow-up. Derrickson can’t direct as he’s busy elsewhere, developing the video game adaptation Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with he will also co-write with C. Robert Cargill.
Sinister is a true crime author who moves into a house where a family was brutally murdered. He discovers that an evil presence lurks within his new abode, and that his family is in serious danger. The film sets itself up for a sequel by suggesting this is just one chapter in an ongoing sequence of paranormal murcer.
Sinister grossed more than $77 million worldwide from just a $3 million budget. Ethan Hawke is unlikely to return to star.