More terrifying than insidious! This long-awaited sequel this fall goes “to a higher level” – Actus Ciné

The filming of “Smile 2”, a sequel to the successful horror film released in theaters in 2022, has just finished and apparently it was very difficult for actor Lukas Gage, who was sick during a bloody sequence.

Surprise in 2022, with $217 million grossed at the international box office and a budget of $17 million, the horror film Smile follows Rose, a psychiatrist whose life turns into a nightmare after witnessing a traumatic incident involving one of his patients. Overwhelmed by a mysterious force, Rose will have to confront her past to try to survive.

Initially intended for the streaming market, the first reactions to the film, led by Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher and Kyle Gallner, were so good that the studio decided to broadcast the film in theaters. Following the success of the feature film, a sequel was announced.

Still directed by director Parker Finn, Smile 2 is directed by Kyle Gallner, who reprises his role, Naomi Scott (Aladdin, Charlie’s Angels), Lukas Gage (Euphoria, The White Lotus) and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Filming of the feature film ended last month and its release in theaters is scheduled for October 16. And Smile 2 promises to be even more challenging than the first film if we believe the actor. Luke Gage.

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Luke Gage

“The whole team was terrified.”

In the midst of promoting Road House, scheduled for Prime Video on March 21, the actor confided during the show The Jess Cagle Show on Sirius XM getting sick off camera after filming a gory Smile 2 scene.

During the premiere of Doug Liman’s film, Lukas Gage returned to his comments at the microphone The Hollywood Reporter and specifies: “I didn’t vomit, I retched. I was really shocked by the intensity of that day. We just thought, ‘Oh, it’s a game, it’ll all work out,’ but this movie is so scary. The entire team was terrified. That smile in itself is already terrifying and when you add the gory scenes to it, I…yeah, I have a weak stomach too. I’m a bitch.


Kyle Gallner

Terror at a higher level

Smile 2 Therefore, it promises to be even more challenging than the previous work. We still don’t know what the story will be, but it should be a direct sequel to the first work since Kyle Gallner cast figure.

Selon Lukas Gage: “If you liked the first movie, you’ll love this one. It’s so scary. It’s the first time I’ve been on a set where I was very scared and even my stomach hurt. “Parker Finn takes the movie to the next level.”

Smile 2 will be released in theaters on October 16, on the occasion of Halloween.

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