SKYLINE Sequel Already in The Works
Published: October 16, 2010 - 3:56pm
Directors Greg and Colin Strause recently talked about their upcoming alien apocalypse movie Skyline and revealed some interesting tidbits on what to expect from the indie-disaster film as well as revealing plans for an immediate sequel.
The Strause brothers' last film was also their debut in feature film-making when they successfully created a true R-rated Aliens Vs Predator film when they made the sequel Requiem. Now they are working on an original idea and it looks like they aim to blow everything up this time instead of waiting until the end of the movie.
"By Act Two, 99.999% of humanity is gone, so it's not like this is a little battle. You're basically wiped out and how do you survive the next day or so if 99.999% of the world is gone? It's not like cities are completely destroyed or anything, it's just that they're all vacuumed up. You have boxed seats to the end of the world," said Colin Strause.
"We've been able to bring some really big disaster-movie-sized visuals to it, which is one of the things we're really excited about. There are also some really interesting subplots about the aliens and their motives and how they navigate and what they're after, which will continue through the sequel," said Greg Strause.
The Strause brothers have let the cat out of the bag and are already planning the sequel to Skyline before the movie hits theaters. It'll be interesting to see what they have planned considering they also revealed that most of humanity will be wiped out during the first film.
"Once we got the first draft in and addressing our own internal notes, going through the development process, we thought it was really fun and cool and we just never wanted to end it. There's a commercial side to it, but there's also this ownership, this possesorary thing where, once you see it through from treatment to script, you think, 'I just want to keep going.' We've already gotten a 40-page treatment for the sequel and we'll probably shoot it in the spring," said Colin.
Skyline will also appeal to a much broader audience instead of the smaller R-rated crowd that the Strause brothers had with AVPR and while writing the script for this new sci-fi flick, they made the conscious decision to not re-tread old territory with full out gore.
"When we first did it (Skyline), we thought it was going to be such a small budget that we'd just do it R-rated. When we wrote the script out, because of the way they're taking everyone's brains, that doesn't really lend itself to R-rated violence. It's technically PG-13, but because there's not blood. It's more that sort of style, because what they do is not an inherently gory thing. They just snatch people and decapitate them," said Colin.
Skyline hits theaters everywhere November 12th and stars Eric Balfour, Brittany Daniel, Donald Faison and David Zayas.