Cast member Ema Horvath suggests it might be
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) has already wrapped production on not only a remake of the 2008 film The Strangers (watch it HERE), but an entire remake trilogy. Cast member Ema Horvath implies it might behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5uXkeEJfAIDirector Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) has already wrapped production on not only a remake of the 2008 film The Strangers (watch it HERE), but an entire remake trilogy. The official announcement did refer to this project as a remake. It’s possible that this is not the case. In a recent interview, Ema Horvath (The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power
) revealed that the trilogy takes place “in the same world” as The Strangers or its sequel The Strangers – Prey at night. Which leaves fans to wonder if this is actually a sequel trilogy…The new Strangers trilogy was filmed in Slovakia. Horvath was joined in the cast by Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer), Rachel Shenton (All Creatures Great and Small
), and Gabriel Basso (Hillbilly Elegy). The first episode of the trilogy revolves around Petsch’s character as she drives across-country with her boyfriend (Gutierrez), to start a new life, in the Pacific Northwest. After their car breaks down, they are forced to stay in a secluded, Airbnb where they are terrorized by three masked strangers from dusk until dawn. Lionsgate plans from there to expanding the story in new and unexpected ways with its sequels.
Horvath couldn’t say much about the trilogy during her conversation with CinemaChords because she hasn’t received the PR talking points for it yet, but when she was asked if the new The Strangers[they’re gonna feel] is a remake or a sequel, she said, “It’s within the same universe, I’ll say that. It’s a trilogy. It was a pleasure to work in Slovakia and with Renny Harlin. I speak the language, so it was a delight to be in that country and work.“Petsch has previously said that the trilogy is “
not exactly a remake because it’s different characters, but it’s the same concept and idea, and I think people will feel like it’s an homage. They’ll feel that we treated the material with care, and I think that we’ve dug deeper into it. So if anything, it should make Strangers OG fans really excited because you get more answers, you get more mystery and you get more scares, which is why we watch them.“
This Strangers remake / sequel / homage trilogy is being produced by Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Christopher Milburn, Gary Raskin, Charlie Dombeck, and Alastair Birlingham. Executive producers are Andrei Boncea and Dorothy Canton. Roy Lee is the director. Rafaella Biscayn, Frame Film SK, Johanna Harlin, Juan Garcia Peredo, and Alberto Burgueno are co-producing. Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (Due Date) wrote the screenplays.
Harlin previously provided the following statement: “My mother instilled the love of movies in me through the world of Hitchcock and other masters of suspense and horror. My breakthrough into Hollywood came with the success of A Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s only fitting that The Strangers, a trilogy of incredibly well-written films, allows me to return to the genre I love. The characters and the storyline are all grounded in reality and offer me an endless tapestry of haunting visuals in bringing these movies alive.“
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