A24 has greenlit a sequel to the wildly successful supernatural horror film, “Talk to Me.” Directed by Australian YouTube stars Danny and Michael Philippou, the movie’s unexpected popularity has led to a follow-up project. Danny Philippou, along with Bill Hinzman, is penning the screenplay for the sequel, while specific plot details are being kept under wraps.
“Talk to Me” made its theatrical debut on July 28, surpassing expectations with an impressive $10 million opening, recouping the film’s modest budget of $4.5 million. This marked the second-highest opening for A24 in wide release, following only “Hereditary” with $13.6 million. The film’s financial success has continued, accumulating a commendable $23.2 million at the domestic box office.
The spine-chilling narrative of “Talk to Me” revolves around a close-knit group of friends who stumble upon the secrets of conjuring spirits. What begins as a thrilling and seemingly harmless endeavor quickly escalates into a horrifying tale of supernatural forces gone awry. The film boasts an ensemble cast including Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, and Miranda Otto.
Critics and audiences alike were captivated by the film’s unique blend of horror and human connection. The Washington Post lauded its inventive approach, making it “something to talk about” within the horror genre. The positive reception and word-of-mouth buzz contributed to the movie’s breakout success.
Production of “Talk to Me” was spearheaded by Causeway Films’ Samantha Jennings and Kristina Ceyton. The movie’s success has solidified its position within A24’s esteemed horror franchise alongside Ti West’s “X” trilogy, with the highly anticipated “MaXXXine,” starring Mia Goth, on the horizon.
“Talk to Me 2” promises to deliver a continuation of the suspenseful and intense atmosphere of the original. With the Philippou brothers once again at the helm, fans can anticipate another gripping cinematic experience. The sequel’s narrative is expected to delve into the consequences of the characters’ supernatural curiosity, exploring themes of horror, loss, and loneliness.
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