FandomWire’s Oliver Swift recently got to talk to director André Øvredal about his newest release, Mortal. While chatting, Oliver also asked about the progress of Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark 2, the sequel to Øvredal’s hit 2019 film.
Øvredal worked on the film alongside Guillermo del Toro, who produced the film and worked on the story. Here’s what Øvredal had to say, so far, about the upcoming sequel.
OS: You’re attached to direct a sequel to Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark. With this second movie, do you already have an idea on which stories you want to adapt? Is there a chance for any completely original stories to have a place in the film?
AØ: I’m working with the writers, who are the same as who wrote the original script. And we’re developing the story and the script and yes, we’re now figuring out which stories to adapt, how to weave them in. They’re doing an amazing job. They’re balancing a sense of humour, a sense of horror – we’re aiming for a PG-13 movie, as we did for the first one. It’s for youths, it’s not a hard horror. We’re very excited about creating a progression from the first movie and having a development of the mythology. We have lots of ideas to ensure that the Gammell world is brought into the stories, as well, in a profound, wonderful way.
Before he tackles the horror flick, Øvredal’s newest release, Mortal, is beginning to make its way into the world. Described as ‘Chronicle meets X-Men meets Thor’, Mortal is this summer’s superhero movie.
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A synopsis reads:
Based on ancient Norse Mythology, a young boy must discover the origins of his extraordinary powers before he is captured by authorities hell-bent on condemning him for an accidental murder. A breath-taking and thrilling origins adventure story about one boy’s journey to uncover who, or what, he really is.
Mortal is available to on Digital HD August 3rd and DVD August 24th, in the UK. It stars Nat Wolff, Iben Akerlie and Priyanka Bose.