Don’t Breathe 2 is in the works

A sequel to Don’t Breathe is on the way. It might just be a little way off, though.

The first film has been one of 2016’s sleeper hits, returning to Sony $152m in box office returns alone, before its inevitably lucrative home formats release. The horror thriller, directed by Evil Dead’s Fede Alvarez, cost just shy of $10m to make.

Alvarez’s next film is The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the follow-up to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But after that, he’s revealed to Coming Soon that he’s already planning a sequel to Don’t Breathe. Not that he’s giving much in the way of story details away.

Sony hasn’t formally greenlit Don’t Breathe 2 at this stage, but you can’t imagine it’d be the trickiest decision it’s going to face. Alvarez will be looking to bring back a face or two from the original film, but spoiler etiquette prevents us saying more there.