‘V/H/S 2′ Loads Up On New Talent with Directors of ‘The Raid’ and ‘The Blair Witch Project’
The horror anthology ‘V/H/S‘ may not have been a huge box office success, but the festival favorite has certainly earned enough of a following for a second go-round with some fresh talent, including directors Gareth Evans (‘The Raid‘) and Eduardo Sanchez (‘The Blair Witch Project’).
THR reports that ‘V/H/S’ producers the Collective and Bloody Disgusting are forging ahead with a sequel to the found-footage anthology with a new slate of directors to make our skin crawl once again. This time around, director Adam Wingard (‘You’re Next‘), who helmed the wraparound segment in the first film, will direct an entire segment of his own. His writing partner Simon Barrett will make his directorial debut with his very own segment, as well.
As for the new guys, ‘V/H/S 2′ will feature segments from ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ director Jason Eisener, ‘The Raid’ director Gareth Evans, ‘Macabre’ director Timo Tjahjanto, and Eduardo Sanchez — the latter of which is no stranger to found footage, having directed ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ the film that is largely responsible for the popularity of the genre.
Evans will co-direct his segment with Tjahjanto, and Sanchez will co-direct with his producing partner Gregg Hale from a script by Sanchez and his ‘Lovely Molly’ writer Jamie Nash.
The first film featured a lot of fun, great scares and some genuinely horrifying imagery (particularly the segments from Joe Swanberg and Radio Silence), so we’re stoked to see what a new group of directors bring to the table.