It’s no surprise that “The Strangers” is being continued. Both films were financially successful, and that’s just the only criterion needed to warrant a sequel, especially in the horror space. But why do three of them happen at the same time? The idea to do what Netflix did with “Fear Street” and tell a big story across three movies? Was Harlin the man who cooked up the ambitious story that ensured that three films were produced at the same time? This is a relatively rare thing outside of the major superhero franchises and adds an extra layer of curiosity to this whole thing that is hard to escape.
It’s all because of “Prey at Night,” but the sequel doesn’t seem to make a big impact beyond making some money. So why go so big with a brand new trilogy? That’s a big question, and having someone like Harlin direct all three of those films just helps make the answer to that question all the more compelling. Producer Roy Lee has previously teased that filming will begin soon, so we’ll be interested in keeping an eye on the situation.
The sequel to “The Strangers” has yet to set a release date.
https://www.slashfilm.com/957851/deep-blue-seas-renny-harlin-will-direct-at-least-one-of-the-new-strangers-sequels/ Deep Blue Sea’s Renny Harlin will direct at least one of the New Stranger sequels