Relativity Studios has set five films for release in 2016, including “The Strangers 2,” the company announced Friday.
“The Strangers 2” will invade theaters on Dec. 2, 2016, meaning it could be the first film the reconstituted company puts into production, preceding its high-priority reboot of “The Crow.”
Relativity’s first post-bankruptcy release will be the Kate Beckinsale thriller “The Disappointments Room” on March 25, following by “Before I Wake” on April 8, the Halle Berry thriller “Kidnap” on May 13 and the Zach Galifianakis comedy “Masterminds” on Sept. 30.
Earlier this year, TheWrap broke the news that Marcel Langenegger (“Deception”) was in negotiations to direct “The Strangers 2” from a script by Ben Ketai (“Chosen”). It’s unclear whether Langenegger remains attached or if Relativity is starting from scratch. Bryan Bertino directed the original film, which grossed $82 million worldwide back in 2008.
The sequel follows a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a mobile home park that their uncle runs. Their last bonding opportunity turns to horror when the teenage children discover the bodies of their aunt and uncle, fresh from a recent visit from the Strangers — Man in the Mask, Pin Up Girl and Dollface. The night becomes a race to escape for the family, as the masked killers take new pleasure in tormenting their victims in this twisted sequel that picks up where the original’s bloody footprints leave off.
D.J. Caruso’s “The Disappointments Room” is a psychological thriller starring Beckinsale as a woman who moves into a new house with her 5-year-old son only to discover a secret room within the attic where unimaginable horrors are accidentally unlocked.
Jared Hess directed “Masterminds,” which stars Galifianakis and Owen Wilson as two guys who rob an armored car. The film, which is based on a true story, co-stars “SNL” alums Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis.
Relativity insiders previously indicated that a reboot of “The Crow” would start production in March, though that films remains without a leading man or a release date.