The Guest Director Now Seriously Discussing Development of a Sequel

Posted 2022/05/12 2 0

Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard’s cult hit The Guest has already received a sequel of sorts, with an album titled Adam Wingard Presents: The Guest 2 released back on April 1st. That’s right, it’s an album for a movie that does not exist, released on April Fool’s Day. While releasing a follow-up in a different medium is an intriguingly unique idea, Wingard has now revealed that the making of the album many actually lead to The Guest 2 finally making its way to screens.

“It’s really pushed me and Simon [Barrett, writer] into a creative headspace. We’re talking about developing a potential sequel as a real project.”

Speaking with Empire Magazine, Adam Wingard has kept hope alive for a sequel to The Guest. The filmmaker even went on to add that star Dan Stevens “would love to do it,” before reiterating that The Guest 2 could explode into our eyeballs on the small screen as a limited series.

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“Maybe the more interesting thing isn’t doing a sequel to The Guest. Maybe it’s doing a limited series, something we could really sink our teeth into.”

Released back in 2014 and directed by Adam Wingard from a script written by Simon Barrett, The Guest finds Dan Stevens as a mysterious man named “David” who comes to visit the grieving family of an old army buddy. The family welcomes David into their home as they adapt to life without their son. The more time David spends with the family, the more he charms them and their community, but after a string of mysterious deaths, hints about his past begin to emerge and tease a horrible secret he’s been keeping from everyone.

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This is not the first time that Adam Wingard has teased a possible serial continuation of The Guest. “So, even though I don’t have a Guest sequel, [screenwriter] Simon [Barrett] and I have talked about it. We don’t have necessarily something that we’re excited about yet per se, but I’ve talked to Dan about it. Recently, I’ve seen Dan once a week, and we just hang out and chill. So we’ve talked about it a lot, but there’s nothing concrete,” the filmmaker said last year. “There’s also a potential limited series down the line for it. Instead of doing a direct sequel to The Guest, we might do a limited series for it as a sequel. But again, it’s just not where our heads are at right now, so we’ll see.”

Writer Simon Barrett has even teased what he would like to see happen in the continuing adventures of David. And it probably isn’t quite what you’d expect. “So I would likely do something perverse, and just have Dan’s character be the successful owner of a local hardware store and the entire story is just about him dealing with a difficult supplier, but in a totally legal and healthy way, because he’s totally grown as a person,” Barrett said of his plans for The Guest 2.

Could we finally see David return in The Guest 2? Only time will tell.

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