If you see him, it’s probably too late. Referred to as Mr. Boogie, or Bughuul, the pagan deity in 2012′s Sinister has a history of haunting and destroying families, and it looks like he'll have another one to torment in Sinister 2. Focus Features announced today the cast and synopsis of the sequel, and it includes one character from the first film.
According to Collider, filming on Sinister 2 will begin in Chicago next week. Actress Shannyn Sossamon is taking the lead role as a mom of twin 9-year-old boys, played by Robert and Dartanian Sloan. Symbolizing a connection to the first film is the returning character of James Ransone's "Deputy So and So." Here's the film's official synopsis (via Collider):
"In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of Wayward Pines) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death. James Ransone, who portrayed the concerned sheriff’s deputy in Sinister, will be reprising his character in Sinister 2."
We recently reported that Scott Derrickson, director of 2012's Ethan-Hawke starring Sinister, is handing the directing reigns of the sequel to Ciaran Foy (Citadel). Derrickson is staying involved as a producer, and he also co-wrote Sinister 2's script with C. Robert Cargill. The duo also scripted the first film, which stayed true to efficient Blumhouse Productions form by hauling in more than $87 million on a $3 million budget. Also producing the sequel is Jason Blum. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on Sinister 2 as it moves forward.
Here’s what Scott Derrickson had to say about Sinister 2 in our recent exclusive interview:
“It’s going to start shooting in August. I wrote the script with [C. Robert] Cargill, and I’m really proud of it. It was hard to write, because I want it to really have the quality level of the first movie, but not be a predictable sequel. Both of us were pretty dedicated to writing a horror sequel that’s fresh and unexpected, but didn’t stray so far from the first. It was a laborious process, but we did it. I’m producing the movie and we have a great director, so I’m feeling very positive about it.”
Shannyn Sossamon (pictured on the left):