'Sinister 2' in the Works

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If there's one thing Blumhouse president Jason Blum loves, it's a cheapie horror franchise that his studio can roll out on a more or less annual basis -- and having already firmly established Paranormal Activity, with Insidious set to follow in its footsteps, now it's time to get cracking on series number three.

The honor goes to Sinister, last year's chiller starring Ethan Hawke as a true crime writer who (gasp!) discovers evidence of some pretty heinous true crimes sitting in a box in the attic of his brand new house. Loaded for bear with sequel-ready ingredients -- including an $85 million gross against a $3 million budget and a final act that left an opening for a follow-up that doesn't require the involvement of the original cast -- Sinister 2 seemed like an inevitability.

Deadline reports that Sinister director Scott Derrickson won't be behind the cameras this time around, but he will return to produce alongside Blum and C. Robert Cargill, who co-wrote the original with him (the duo will reportedly reprise those duties for the sequel).

No release date has yet been given for Sinister 2, although Deadline does note that Derrickson's also working on a Blumhouse-financed adaptation of the Stephen King novella The Breathing Method.

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