Although the Happy Death Day series is currently on hold right now after the release of 2019’s Happy Death Day 2U, director Christopher Landon has offered a seemingly positive update on the third instalment of the horror franchise – which Landon has previously revealed that its working title is Happy Death Day To Us.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Landon revealed that while the project is being hit with a logistical challenge right now, there is a “real shot” that Happy Death Day To Us could end up on the Universal-owned Peacock streaming service.
“I need a truckload of cash, if you could just find that for me, I’ll send you my address, you can just drop it off, ” Landon said. “I get this question a lot and I know that there’s a huge fan base and there are a lot of people who want to see the conclusion, as I would say, to the trilogy. I think it really comes down to Universal deciding whether they want it or not, only time will tell. We’re ready to make it. Like, I have an outline, I’m ready to go write the script, [star] Jessica Rothe, the whole cast, everybody’s on board. They all know what the idea is, they love it, so we’ll see.”
He continued, “I think that everybody wants it, but I think it’s just a logistical challenge right now. And there’s been talk that maybe they would try and make it for their new streaming service, for Peacock, so I think there’s a real shot that it could eventually happen. And the great thing about the idea is that, and this is a spoiler, it’s not set in the same day that the other two films were set in so it allows us to sort of take our time a little bit and figure it out.”
While there is nothing official in the works at the moment, producer Jason Blum has previously stated he is “working overtime” to get a third Happy Death Day instalment into production.
The original 2017 Happy Death Day follows Tree (Rothe) who relives the same day every time she is murdered on her birthday, forcing her to uncover the masked killer’s identity and stop the time loop. The second film featured another masked killer while also expanding on the world and introducing an alternate dimension storyline, reminiscent of Back to the Future Part II. Happy Death Day 2U also ended with a post-credits scene that could lead to a possible sci-fi future for the franchise.
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