The Guest Sequel Is Happening, But It Won’t Be What Fans Expect

The Guest author Simon Barrett has confirmed {that a} sequel is going on, nevertheless it is not going to be what followers of the primary film count on. Whereas teasing a number of obscure particulars in regards to the mission, Barrett assured followers that it’ll come from the identical creatively distinctive place as The Visitor, and therefore will probably be very completely different to what they take into account.

“I may give you a really concrete reply to that query, which is, we’re doing one thing associated to The Visitor. And it’s concretely taking place, however it’s not a characteristic movie or a comic book e book, as a result of I feel that is what individuals would count on us to do. And I feel that is the factor that nobody really needs us to do, as a result of I feel if we really made a characteristic movie model of The Visitor 2, or realistically, the graphic novel model would simply be a less expensive model of attempting to realize type of the identical factor narratively. I feel that would solely disappoint individuals at this juncture, as a result of individuals should do not forget that the identical bizarre, quasi-original inventive sensibility that triggered me to jot down The Visitor within the first place would proceed to information me with a Visitor sequel.”

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The Visitor finds Dan Stevens as a mysterious man who comes to go to the grieving household of an previous military buddy. The household welcomes Stevens’ “David” into their residence as they adapt to life with out their son. The extra time David spends with the household, the extra he charms them and their group, however after a string of mysterious deaths, hints about his previous start to emerge and tease a horrible secret he is been holding from everybody.

Barrett has now even hinted at his pondering behind The Guest 2, revealing that it might reunite audiences with Dan Stevens’ title character, however in a means that will present progress relatively than merely aping the identical concepts from the primary film.

“So I might doubtless do one thing perverse, and simply have Dan’s character be the profitable proprietor of a neighborhood ironmongery shop and your complete story is nearly him coping with a tough provider, however in a very authorized and wholesome means, as a result of he is completely grown as an individual.”

Whereas this route could appear fairly startling, even disappointing at first, it might really be a really fascinating, and probably hilarious solution to proceed the story of Steven’s amoral soldier, David Collins. No matter whether or not Barrett opts for this particular concept or not, do not count on The Visitor 2 to reignite David’s story with the identical shoot-outs and explosions as the primary time round, as Barrett sounds adamant that the sequel is not going to comply with within the footsteps of The Visitor, however will as a substitute stroll its personal path.

“So, we’re by no means going to do similar to, The Visitor 2. As a result of I simply do not assume… The Visitor was simply by no means meant to have a sequel like that. Nevertheless, at this level, sufficient individuals have requested us about it, that after all, inevitably Adam and I’ve had sufficient conversations about what we’d hypothetically do, that we have now developed a bunch of concepts that we have change into very hooked up to, as a result of we expect they’re really good.”

Although Barrett doesn’t reveal precisely what this sequel mission that is concretely taking place is strictly, he does supply some perception into what audiences can count on saying, “There’s undoubtedly going to be one factor that tells you what the additional adventures of Dan Stevens’ character and Maika Monroe’s character and Brendan Meyer’s character, what these might have been. After which, we’ll see if it leads into something extra concrete, however we’re not going to use any of our followers and we’re not going to smash something.”

He continued, referring to the primary film initially being known as a failure earlier than garnering a passionate cult following which has led to requires a sequel. “As a result of I feel that is the best factor for filmmakers to do, particularly when you may have a movie like The Visitor, which initially we felt like was a failure. After which later, we have been steadily satisfied was successful,” he mentioned. “I feel it is very straightforward, particularly in that state of affairs, to wish to double down on that success. Or as a result of it is so gratifying, particularly when it feels a bit after the very fact, and also you’re so excited that you simply have been proper, that your story was good and also you do wish to do extra of it.”

The flip flop from failure to success is likely one of the main the reason why Barrett is approaching The Visitor sequel so rigorously. He has now had the expertise of each extremes and may be very conscious that the latter might go to his head creatively, as he believes it typically does with others, which might be disrespectful to the fanbase that has been there supporting the film from the start.

“I feel that is a straightforward mistake for filmmakers to fall into, is that this notion of like, ‘Oh, I did this factor and folks favored it. So I ought to do extra of that, in a direct means.’ I feel you actually should watch out of the truth that that fandom that you’ve got, particularly with a movie like The Visitor, it is a treasured factor. And other people like The Visitor, I feel partially, as a result of there is not a The Visitor 2, and we did not smash it. And it’s this distinctive movie that stands by itself and does not actually really feel prefer it ought to exist, as a result of it does not make any monetary sense for it to exist. And that is true, which can be a tough factor about making a sequel. Is, The Visitor did not make any cash.”

Franchise filmmaking can certainly generally be a curse if not approached accurately, and Barrett is decided to not fall into that entice.

“I feel you need to actually cautious. I feel it is very easy to say, ‘Oh, the followers need The Visitor 2, let’s give it to them,” however that may be a extremely self-indulgent factor to do, as an artist,” Barrett mentioned. “I feel the higher factor to do is be like, ‘Okay, the fandom’s declare — there are a few individuals who declare to be followers of The Visitor and that need the sequel. What’s a solution to respect that and provides them one thing, however not disappoint them and never allow them to down?’ And that is an actual problem, and I feel we’ve a cool reply, however we’ll see. Individuals is perhaps actually pissed off.”

This is hoping that, no matter Barrett has in thoughts for The Visitor 2, it finally ends up being the distinctive, artistic, respectful mission he needs it to be…even when it pisses individuals off. This involves us from

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