Stephen Lang has confirmed the end of filming on a sequel to horror hit Don’t Breathe, with the movie managing to successfully shoot during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The veteran actor tweeted that he had wrapped on a “splendidly rugged shoot” and confirmed that strict health and safety protocols had been in place throughout.
A sequel to Fede Álvarez’s 2016 chiller had already been announced, but its planned production schedule was delayed when the global health crisis hit earlier this year.
According to the 68-year-old star, though, the movie has found a way to get his scenes in the can while filming in the Serbian capital Belgrade.
I’m wrapped! A splendidly rugged shoot. Thank you Belgrade. All health and safety protocols observed to the letter. Well done all! #@DontBreathe #@DontBreatheMovie pic.twitter.com/u8CUBIBCVc— Stephen Lang (@IAmStephenLang) October 7, 2020
The first movie, directed by Evil Dead reboot helmer Álvarez, featured Lang as a blind war veteran who gives a group of young thieves more than they bargained for when they break into his home.
It became notorious for a very dark third act twist, which turned the entire movie — and Lang’s character — on its head.
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The film marched to an impressive $158m (£122m) at the global box office, riding a wave of strong critical reviews.
A sequel was announced before the end of 2016, with Rodo Sayagues replacing Álvarez in the director’s chair for a movie provisionally titled Don't Breathe Again.
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Bloody Disgusting reported that this sequel will feature the Blind Man raising an orphaned young girl in an isolated wooden cabin,
Kidnappers take the girl from him, which leads the Blind Man — now seemingly the movie’s protagonist, rather than antagonist — to leave his home in order to save her.
Don’t Breathe Again was originally set to be released in the autumn of 2021, though it’s not clear whether that date has remained in place following the production delay.