Parker Finn’s Smile, a hugely successful horror movie that was an adaptation of his own short film Laura Hasn’t Slept, was released last year, and today we discovered that Paramount has plans to release Smile 2.
A Smile sequel is one of the goals, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which reports that Parker Finn has inked a multi-year, first-look contract with Paramount Pictures.
THR notes, “Lips are sealed as far as deal details go, but Parker is expected to write, produce and direct features in the horror genre.”
“Smile’s breakthrough success is a testament to Parker’s unique and fresh filmmaking, and we are thrilled that he will make Paramount his home,” said Paramount CEO Brian Robbins.
“Parker knows how to keep people on the edge of their seat and we’re happy that we get to keep scaring audiences together,” Paramount’s Michael Ireland and Daria Cercek added.
Stay tuned for more information on Smile 2 as it becomes available. Last year, the first film grossed a staggering $217 million worldwide, ensuring that a sequel wouldn’t be far behind.
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