Director Fede Alvarez may never be attached again to the Evil Dead franchise, but when the time is right it could pick up some steam with him in the very near future. But I wouldn’t suggest holding your breath for the sequel.
While that’s on the back burner, Alvarez put his directing effort into an original new Don’t Breathe starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Daniel Zovatto (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), and Stephen Lang (Avatar 2). And it looks like that effort is going to pay off because the film looks absolutely brilliant.film entitled
A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.
All the tension Alvarez delivered in Evil Dead appears to be perfectly balanced in Don’t Breathe, plus his cinematographic style is still very much present, which makes the film much more enjoyable to watch. Don’t Breathe made its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival earlier this year to positive reviews, so I’m sensing this film will easily make my list of top 10 horror picks of the year.
Don’t Breathe hits theaters on August 26, 2016, by Screen Gems. In the meantime, you can watch the first official trailer above.