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With Escape Room bringing in nearly $119 million on an estimated production budget of about $9 million, it may come as no surprise that Columbia Pictures is now developing a sequel to Escape Room.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to Escape Room (currently known as Escape Room 2) is in the works at Columbia Pictures, with Adam Robitel, co-writer Bragi F. Schut, and producer Neal H. Moritz returning for the sequel, which is slated to hit theaters on April 17th, 2020.

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.

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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