Sony’s 2016 film Don’t Breathe was a horror genre hit produced by horror legend Sam Raimi (also famous for Spider-Man 2 in 2004). The film grossed over $ 157 million on a mere $ 10 million budget.
Don’t Breathe explored the gripping story of a blind army veteran facing four thieves who broke into his home. The Blind Man, played by Stephen Lang (of Avatar fame in 2009), finds gruesome ways to defend his home from intruders.
On August 4, Sony released a restricted red-band trailer for Don’t Breathe 2, titled Dark AF, which generated hype for the sequel. The film will involve Norman (the blind veteran) using his innovative ways to save a young orphan from a group of kidnappers.
Don’t Breathe 2: Stream and Version Details, Runtime, and Broadcast
The official Don’t Breathe 2 IMDB page reads,
“Hidden for years in an isolated cabin, Norman Nordstrom took in and raised a young girl orphaned by a house fire. Their quiet existence is shattered when a group of kidnappers show up and take the girl, forcing Norman to leave his refuge to save her.
Release in theaters:
The sequel will be released globally on August 13, which interestingly falls on a Friday. Most countries where COVID restrictions on theater screenings are lifted will see the film release on “Friday the 13th.” However, in some countries the film will be available in theaters a day earlier, on August 12.
Since Sony does not yet have its own streaming platform, the studio will be releasing the film exclusively in theaters. The release window for VOD and streaming platforms has yet to be confirmed.
Sony’s previous film, Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood, was acquired by Netflix. So, similar strategies could be adopted for Don’t Breathe 2 later.
The main cast:
The previous Don’t Breathe movie ended with Jane Levy’s “Rocky” escaping from Norman’s house. However, Levy is not returning for the sequel.
Don’t Breathe 2 will have Stephen Lang reprising his role as Blind / Norman Nordstrom, and will include new additions like Madelyn Grace (as Phoenix), Brendan Sexton III (as Raylan), Rocci Williams (as Duke) and Stephanie Arcila (as Hernandez), among others.