Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy And More In Talks For Ghostbusters
SNL players Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones working out deals
Chris Pratt Wanted As New Indiana Jones
Disney's got early plans...
Liam Hemsworth Offered The Lead In The Independence Day Sequel
He may fight the aliens in ID Forever
Mortem Tyldum Taking On Passengers
Imitation Game director set for sci-fi romance
Colin Firth Aboard World Yacht Race Drama
The Theory Of Everything director James Marsh will hoist the sails
Frank Grillo Haunted By Stephanie
He'll star in Akiva Goldsman's horror thriller
Tom Hardy Hunts A Killer In The Child 44 Trailer
But how do you solve a crime the state won't acknowledge?
It'll Be A Wet Hot American Summer At Netflix
UPDATE: Now with added teaser
Emma Roberts Hits A Nerve
Dave Franco also on for the thriller
Tate Taylor Sails To USS Indianapolis Project
He'll swim with sharks for producer Robert Downey Jr.
New Poster For Jason Statham's Wild Card
Punching Las Vegas
Josh Trank And Simon Kinberg Talk Fantastic Four Trailer
The director and writer/producer add FFuel to the FFire
The First Trailer For Josh Trank's Fantastic Four Reboot Arrives
Flame on!
Exclusive: New Ant-Man Still Arrives
Scott Lang hits the shower
Daniel Brühl's Captain America: Civil War Role Revealed
Sound the spoiler klaxon!
Anthony Mackie And Olivia Wilde Let It Snow
Alongside Marisa Tomei in the festive caper
Eli Roth's Knock Knock Hits Sundance
Keanu and Utah are reunited
Fox Planning Live-Action X-Men TV Series
The mutants could be headed to the small screen
Edgar Wright Submits Dodge And Twist Screenplay
Redrafting the steampunk Oliver
Mission: Impossible 5 Moved Up To July
Christopher McQuarrie will deliver a little earlier than expected...
David Tennant Will Be Zebediah Kilgrave
In Marvel/Netflix's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Emma Watson Signs For Beauty And The Beast
She'll be director Bill Condon's guest
Chris Weitz Hired For Gareth Edwards' Star Wars Stand-Alone
He'll write the new draft of the script
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 April 2014
Full Trailer For The Leftovers
HBO's new Damon Lindelof drama
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Robot & Frank
Empire Star Rating
Super (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Adoration (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Strangers (2008)
Empire Star Rating
The Strangers (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Strangers 2 Creeps Forward
Basketball star to exec-produce

27 May 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop / New York Post

submit to reddit

The Strangers 2 Creeps Forward

Bryan Bertino's The Strangers took $80m on a $9m budget when it was released in 2008, but, unusually for a successful and potentially franchise-worthy horror movie, studio Relativity haven't been quick to follow it up. But it looks like there is now some movement on the long-mooted Strangers 2, with the odd news that basketball star Amar'e Stoudemire has come aboard as an executive producer.

Knicks player Stoudemire, who has his fingers in a number of pies including fashion design, is apparently a massive fan of the first film. He's also dipped a toe in the waters of acting, playing himself in McGruber and attached to Anthony C Hall's drama Q. Could his involvement behind the scenes of Strangers 2 be a plan to get himself in front of the cameras as well?

The Strangers, if you missed it, is a genuinely scary home-invasion movie in which Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are terrorised by three silent, masked assailants, whose agenda and history is never explained. Original director Bertino has relinquished the cameras to Laurent Briet this time, but has once again written the screenplay, which sees the strangers attacking a family of four in a labyrinthine trailer park.

Shock describe the sequel as broader in scope and more visceral than the first film - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to the original's Halloween - but Boytano has reportedly (and wisely) flat-out refused to provide a back-story for the masked trio. If we learn who they are, they won't be bloody strangers, will they?

Casting and location scouting was taking place earlier this year, but there still doesn't seem to be an actual green light or start date.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New One Day Trailer Online
Em and Dex are good together
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)