Don’t turn out the lights just yet. New Line is in early development on a sequel to the latest horror film Lights Out, EW has confirmed.
The James Wan-produced vehicle made a name for itself when it opened last weekend, debuting at No. 3 and, to date, grossing $27.6 million domestically, prompting a continuation of the story. No additional details on how the story will progress or what cast may return is known at this time.
The first film, starring Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, and Gabriel Bateman, followed a family haunted by a demonic entity that can appear in the shadows of the night. The characters are forced to confront the ghost, with or without the aid of lights, in order to secure it in a final resting place.
Wan has several upcoming projects in the horror world, including a spin-off of Conjuring 2 called The Nun, a second Annabelle film, and a fourth chapter in the Insidious franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported this story.