Actor Stephen Lang has confirmed that a sequel to Don’t Breathe is in the works. The orginal horror thriller released in 2016, where it proved to be a solid hit with critics and audiences alike. Tallying an impressive 87% fresh rating with Rotten Tomatoes, it pulled in over $157 million on a budget of just under $10 million. With numbers like that, a follow-up was all but inevitable.
Don’t Breathe told the story of three young thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) who attempt to rob a blind Gulf War veteran (Lang) after he’s received a significant settlement from a car accident that resulted in the death of his daughter. The burglars soon find that they’re in over their heads with their would-be victim, who’s not nearly the easy target they assumed him to be. Their robbery attempt becomes a battle for survival, as the Blind Man has even more secrets to protect than he does cash in his safe.