Last January, Smile director Parker Finn told us he had “ideas for Smile 2” but didn’t want to repeat himself. It seems that the latter has found a good story for the continuation of his successful horror film. Paramount Pictures recently announced that Smile 2 will hit theaters on October 16, 2024.
Intended for the streaming market, initial responses to the film, directed by Saucy Bacon, Jesse T. Usher and Kyle Gallner, were so good that the studio decided to release the film in theaters. released at the end of September 2022,It follows Rose, a psychiatrist whose life turns into a nightmare after witnessing a traumatic incident with one of her patients. A mysterious Rose must confront her past to survive…
With a budget of $17 million, this film is not for children under 12, grossed $217 million at the international box office and brought 1.2 million thrill-seekers to French cinemas. Pleasant surprise success.
A different continuation of the first “smile”?
Very quickly, Parker Finn announced that he was thinking about a sequel that would be completely different from the story of the first part. In fact, he saidIn November 2022: “I think there’s a lot of interesting things that can be done in the world of Smile. There’s a lot of angles that I deliberately left unexplored that I wish I’d done in the first film, but there just wasn’t” room to make it.
If we ever consider doing another smile, it has to be different from what we experienced in the first film. Another film might be completely different, but at the same time unique for a smile.”
Since Smile is universal, the demon can travel all over the world… Will Smile become a horror franchise like Conjuring?
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