‘Barbarian’ director Zach Cregger is preparing the next film

“Barbarian” director Zach Cregger will write and direct his next film for New Line Cinema.

After directing one of the most talked about horror films of 2022, Zach Cregger has set its sights on a sequel. The “Barbaric“The writer-director’s second film ‘Weapons’ will begin production this year, it was announced on Jan. 25.

The film, which did not reveal any plot details, will be distributed by New line cinema and receive a full theatrical release. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film worldwide. Cregger, best known before ‘Barbarian’ for his work as a writer on comedy troupe ‘The Whitest Kids U’Know’ and its TV series IFC, will produce the film, alongside the rest of the ‘Barbarian’ production team. including Roy Lee of Vertigo and JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures. Miri Yoon of Vertigo will also produce.

“Zach has proven with ‘Barbarian’ that he can create a visceral theatrical experience for audiences and has mastered all the tools in the filmmaker’s tool belt,” said New Line Cinema President and CCO Richard Brener. , in a press release. “We couldn’t be happier that he, Roy and Miri, and JD and Rafi have chosen New Line to be the home of his next film, and hopefully it will be the first of many to come.”

In addition to “The Whitest Kids U’Know,” Cregger’s other work includes roles on sitcoms such as “Guys With Kids” with Jimmy Fallon, “About a Boy” and “Wrecked.” He is replaced by CAA, Artists First and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

“Barbarian,” which premiered at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022 before receiving a theatrical release from 20th Century Studios in September, starred Georgina Campbell as a young woman who arrives at an Airbnb to discovering a man (played by Bill Skarsgård) staying in the same house. Initially pissed off, the two spend the night together, but soon discover that there are stranger and darker threats in the house. Justin Long also stars in the twist-filled thriller, which received positive reviews upon its premiere and proved a major box office success, grossing over $45 million worldwide on a production budget of $4.5 million.

In their review of the film for IndieWire, critic Jude Dry wrote that the film “explores multiple real-life scenarios and fears unleashing some truly lopsided terrors. It’s not ‘Get Out’, but it’s great fun – with a little something to be said too.

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