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.

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    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.