Focus Features gives 'Sinister 2' an official release date

By Kevin Kryah,

Sinister 2 will creep into theaters on Aug. 21, 2015, Focus Features announced.

According to Variety, Citadel’s Ciaran Foy is directing the film while Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are taking on writing duties. Derrickson, who directed the first Sinister, will also produce along with Jason Blum.

The first film was hugely successful, bringing in approximately $87 million against a $3 million budget. The story focused on a true-crime writer, played by Ethan Hawke, who moves his family into the site of a murder. After he discovers a box of Super 8 videotapes in the attic, his family is put in danger by a mysterious presence.

No casting announcements have been made, so it’s unknown if Hawke will reprise his role. The actor recently starred in Richard Linklater’s 12-year project, Boyhood.

Regardless of casting, the film is ramping up production in a hurry. JoBlo reported that filming will begin in Chicago in August.

Sinister 2 will go up against Warner Bros.’ Me Before You, Deadline on the August date.

image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFphoto.com

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