The 2017 Blumhouse produced Happy Death Day resonated well with audiences, making it one of the year’s most lucrative films at the box-office. The dark comedy horror, produced on a USD5million budget, made over USD120 million by the end of its theatrical run.
As such it is not surprising to see a sequel mooted by Universal Pictures.
Female lead, Jessica Rothe returns to lead the returning cast of Happy Death Day 2U, the follow-up to Blumhouse’s (Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 smash hit of riveting, repeating twists and comic turns.
This time, our hero Tree Gelbman (Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead. The film also stars Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, and Sarah Yarkin.
Jason Blum once again produces and Christopher Landon returns to write and direct this next chapter, while Happy Death Day executive producers Angela Mancuso and John Baldecchi are newly joined by EP Samson Mucke (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse).
Happy Death Day 2U is set to arrive in February 2019. In the meantime, check out the film’s trailer, which you can view above.