We’re only a few days away from the return of the Blind Man (Stephen Lang) in Don’t Breathe 2, which was co-written and directed by Rodo Sayagues (Fede Alvarez returns as co-writer/producer). The sequel follows Lang’s character nearly eight years later as he’s taking care of a young girl named Phoenix (Madelyn Grace), all while doing his best to prepare her for the horrors of this world. One night, the Blind Man’s past finally catches up with him when a group of men shows up at their home unexpectedly, and that’s when all hell breaks loose.
During the recent press day for Don’t Breathe 2, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with both Rodo Sayagues and Fede Alvarez about returning for the sequel. During the interview, Alvarez chatted about how timing got in the way of him coming back to direct the follow-up to Don’t Breathe, and how Rodo was extremely passionate about coming back for the sequel and taking the directorial reins. Alvarez also discussed the process of trying to find a story that wasn’t run-of-the-mill for the sequel, so they had to make sure they could deliver a complex narrative that would be thrilling for audiences to experience and craft a story that would push the Blind Man to reckon with who he is. Sayagues talked about the challenges of taking on Don’t Breathe 2 and his experiences directing his first feature film as well.
Check out our video interview with Rodo Sayagues and Fede Alvarez below and look for more on Don’t Breathe 2 this week, right here on Daily Dead.