With Escape Room unlocking more than $150 million worldwide on an estimated $9 million production budget, it came as no surprise when it was revealed that Columbia Pictures was developing a sequel to the film,which has now been pushed back several months on the release calendar.
According to Exhibitor Relations, the sequel to Escape Room (currently known as Escape Room 2) is now slated to come out on August 14th, 2020, moving it back nearly four months from its initial April 17th, 2020 release date.
As previously revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Escape Room 2 is currently in the works at Columbia Pictures, with Adam Robitel, co-writer Bragi F. Schut, and producer Neal H. Moritz returning for the sequel.
Plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps, but viewers of the first film may have an idea of where things will pick up in Escape Room 2, as the original movie certainly set up an intense escape room scenario for the survivors of the first movie.
Directed by Robitel from a screenplay by Schut and Maria Melnik, the first Escape Room stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, and Yorick van Wageningen.
In case you missed the first film, you can watch the trailer below, and check here to catch up on our previous coverage of Escape Room, including our Corpse Club episode on the film and Heather Wixson's review and two-part interview with Robitel.