UPDATED with release date information: In the wake of Columbia Pictures accumulating near $119 million at the global field office off the $9M horror function Escape Room, the studio is shifting ahead at the improvement of a sequel, Deadline has discovered.
The studio on Monday set an April 17, 2020 launch date for the sequel, which Adam Robitel will return to direct along with returning creator Bragi F. Schut and manufacturer Neal H. Moritz.
Escape Room accompanied six strangers who locate themselves in a maze of lethal rooms, and have to use their wits to locate the clues or die. Plot details for Escape Room 2 are being stored below wraps.
The first film, which stars Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis and Tyler Labine, opened at No. 2 on the January 4-6 weekend box workplace amidst heavy put up-excursion competition with $18.2M, beating its $10M-$14M monitoring estimates. Escape Room presently counts $56.1M on the domestic B.O. And $62.5M abroad, with numerous territories left to open.
The movie opened in China on January 18 to $8.5M and went directly to soak up $34.2M inside the territory.
Sony also Monday formally titled Columbia Pictures’ Zombieland sequel — now titled Zombieland 2: Double Tap and nonetheless set for an October 11, 2019 release — and staked out an April 10, 2020 release for an untitled AFFIRM Films Coach Project from its faith-based totally label.