Rodo Sayagues, the co-writer of Fede Alvarez’s 2016 horror film “Don’t Breathe,” has been tapped to direct the sequel, “Don’t Breathe 2,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Sayagues wrote the script for the sequel with Alvarez and also co-wrote both the original film and Alvarez’s remake of “Evil Dead” from 2013. “Don’t Breathe 2” will be Sayagues’ directorial debut.
Stephen Lang is reprising his role from the original film as The Blind Man, a seemingly helpless man who turns out to be a deadly killer after a trio of thieves break into his home hoping for an easy score.
The plot details of “Don’t Breathe 2” are being kept under wraps, but the film is set several years after the original and finds the Blind Man living in solace until he’s forced to reckon with his past sins.
Production is expected to begin on the film in April.
Alvarez is producing the sequel along with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert of Ghost House Pictures alongside Good Universe. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition and its Stage 6 Films division are financing.
“Don’t Breathe” made $157 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million.
Sayagues is represented by WME.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Sayagues’ involvement.