ShockTillYouDrop reports that the long-in-development sequel to Bryan Bertino’s surprise hit cult horror The Strangers is showing some life with news that basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire has come aboard as an executive producer.
New York Knicks player Stoudemire is apparently a massive fan of the first film. There’s speculation that since the center and power forward already has some minor experience with acting – playing himself in McGruber and attached to Anthony C Hall’s drama Q – that his involvement with The Strangers 2 could be in front of the cameras as well.
The truly scary The Strangers was a home-invasion film starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, a couple that are terrorised by three silent, masked assailants, whose rational and history are never explained. Original director Bertino has relinquished the cameras to Laurent Briet this time, but has once again penned the script, which sees the ‘strangers’ attacking a family of four in a labyrinthine trailer park. The sequel is described as broader in scope and more visceral than the first film, but Bertino has reportedly decided not to provide a back-story for the masked trio.
Casting and location scouting took place earlier this year, but there still doesn’t seem to be an actual green light or start date.