Mama, 2013 Sleeper Awakens for Sequel
Mama, the 2013 sleeper hit produced by Guillermo del Toro is getting a sequel. Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolschare are in final negotiations with Universal. The news is according to the Hollywood Reporter article posted earlier today. If the deal establishes Widmyer and Kolschare will write and direct the sequel to “Mama”. The duo are notable for the 2014 indie Horror, “Starry Eyes”, a film they both wrote and directed.
Andres Muschietti directed “Mama” based on the script written by Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti. The film grossed $71,628,180 in domestic box office sales and $74,800,000 in overseas market. These statistics are positive results considering that the budget production was $15 million dollars.
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, Daniel Kash starred in the PG-13 rated supernatural Horror, “Mama”. A cast has not yet established given at early point of the project. Serving as producers to “Mama 2” will be Scott Bernstein and Russell Ackerman. Although involved in the film Russell Ackerman’s contribution is uncredited. No word yet if Guillermo del Toro will attach in some capacity to the production of “Mama 2”.
The sequel will most likely be a continuation of the first film. The story to “Mama” is about two sisters left to fend for themselves in an isolated cabin in the woods. The girls rescued and reintroduced to society later adopted by their uncle. The official synopsis to “Mama” reads as follows:
Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years…. but how alone were they?
While the first film was interesting it doesn’t merit a sequel. The ending did leave the door open for possible future sequels. Perhaps the sequel will be the first entry to a new Horror franchise. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter