“CREEP” out times three with the Weinsteins and BlumhouseMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
It has only been a month since the psychological chiller CREEP premiered at SXSW, and now not one but two sequels are being planned.
Variety reports that the Weinstein Brothers’ Radius-TWC company, which picked up CREEP at the festival and will release it in late 2014, has pacted with producers Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Mark Duplass to turn CREEP into a trilogy. Duplass also scripted the first movie with director Patrick Brice, and two star as, respectively, a dying man living in a remote mountain town and a videographer he hires via Craigslist to tape his last days—with their relationship taking strange and dark turns. “The film played through the roof at SXSW,” according to Radius-TWC co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, “and it was abundantly clear that audiences have a huge appetite for these characters.”