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?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Defo. The more dodgy Catholic demon zombies the better!
Crapola on May 3, 2010
Man... just shat myself with excitement!! 😀
Toucmyinfection on May 3, 2010
I saw [REC] a few years ago and I thought it was a great film that had a lot of creepy moments in it. And kudos to the filmmakers for using the new reporter style to its fullest potential I thought. Then I saw [REC] 2 at TIFF midnight madness last year and it was the same style and energy the first one had. It didn't get tiresome so I'm excited for these next two films. At the Q&A afterward they had talked about hoping to get two more sequels out for this series. Can't wait!
Conor on May 3, 2010
[Rec] is one of the scariest horror movies i have ever seen. and it is a series of films i will continue to watch unfold [Rec]2 explained alot.... and i didn't really like that as much because i thought it kinda demished the magic of what made the first film so amazing. Dont get me wrong, [Rec]2 was a great movie and explained everything really well.... i just sort of felt it wasnt NEEDED to be explained unless they were doing all of these others sequels... i just thought "I See What You Did There." Regardless i still liked the movies and now that the virus is getting out of the house i am looking forward to see how the story continues.
sjophotography on May 3, 2010
Rec 2 sucked. Complete bastardization of the first
Rashad on May 3, 2010
cant fucking wait these movies are the best horror films i have seen a years
Delfo on May 3, 2010
Greatest Horrific Film of its Time(: Nothing is better, and helming 4 of them makes me want to move to Spain and be an extra haha, I wish i could travel into time and Watch them already
FilmsterSalty on May 3, 2010
Awesome, cant wait... I just watched both rec and rec2 back to back with friends... They loved it and gonna love this news !!
Tester on May 4, 2010
My girlfried was scraed shitless of Rec2...
Trey M on May 4, 2010
(rec) is a horror modern classic,haven't seen (rec) 2 yet but want to. so i'm all for more (rec) films.
DEADPOOL 72 on May 4, 2010
Seriously, wtf?!? [REC] 2 SUCKED. And I do mean SUCKED - unless, that is, one is willing to view it as a black comedy ala Day of the Beast. But this is NOT a horror film in the sense that the original one was. The tonal shift from the amazingly frightening original to this over-the-top farce couldn't be more evident. I mean this is W-A-Y beyond the shift in tone from Evil Dead to Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn & Army of Darkness. Look, you'd be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of the original (to which I'll stack my horror film fan bonafides against ANYONE) but the sequel is such a huge disappointment compared to the original that I'm almost (but not quite) at a loss for words. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief as much as (if not further than) the proverbial next guy. But - again, providing it wasn't intended as a comic romp - the makes of [REC] 2 are not asking one to merely suspend disbelief - they're demanding that viewers abandon common any pretense of so-called 'common sense'. Viewed as a straight horror movie like its classic predecessor, [REC] 2 gets - at best! - 1 out of 5 stars. Viewed as a horror black-comedy like Day of the Beast, [REC] 2 gets 3.5 out of 5 stars.
AQueryan on Jul 10, 2010
I liked [REC] and [Rec] 2. I can not wait till the new [Rec] movies come to the united states. I was lucky to find [REC] in a video store. there was only one copy. Quarantine was okay but is noting compared to [REC]
Linc on Jul 20, 2010
2 was rubbish and laughable. All horror movies require you to accept some pretty unbelievable stuff but rec 2 went so much further and left so many basic questions unanswered. Why has the apartment block not properly closed off and blitzed????? Oh and we get it Spain, you look down on cops. Your lack of respect for the police is well known at this stage.
Admin on Mar 24, 2011
This is going to be GREAT!!!! i cant wait .. i wish i was over there so i can see it when it was released <3 these guys are pure genius
DjArmedWolf on May 7, 2011
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