Sequels [REC] Genesis and [REC] Apocalypse Get Greenlights
by Ethan Anderton
May 3, 2010
If you haven't take the time to sit down and watch Quarantine yet, then just don't at all. As was mentioned on the fourth episode of The Golden Briefcase, which yours truly was a guest on, that dull American remake of the Spanish horror film [REC] pales in comparison to its remarkably frightening foreign counterpart so much that a highly anticipated sequel is still on the way (at least overseas). Now Variety has word from the film's home country of Spain that two more sequels have just been given the greenlight. [REC] Genesis and [REC] Apocalypse will be released (over there anyway) in fall of 2011 and fall of 2012 respectively.
Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero, who co-directed both [REC] and [REC] 2, are co-developing the sequels together, but then they will go solo for the directing gigs with Plaza helming Genesis and Balaguero taking Apocalypse. The third sequel is supposed to explore the origins of the mutant virus that has turned people into zombies which is apparently partially explained in [REC] 2, but not fully revealed. [REC] co-writer Luis Berdejo is also back to script Genesis with Plaza, and will likely work on Apocalypse, whose plot details have not been revealed. Like the first two horror hits, these two sequels will be making some sort of film festival run, so it will be quite awhile before US audiences will get to take a look. Any [REC] fans excited yet?