The survival thriller film, Fall, is getting a sequel after becoming a surprise hit on Netflix following its theatrical run. Fall first hit theaters this past August, and followed two friends, Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), who fight for survival after getting stranded on a tiny platform at the top of a 2,000-foot tower. The film received generally reviews from critics, with many praising the film’s unique and terrifying use of vertigo and acrophobia as the main horror element. After its theatrical run, it landed on Netflix in the UK in January.
As reported by Deadline, following its successful debut on Netflix, Fall‘s creators are developing a sequel. Fall performed moderately well at the box office before hitting Netflix, as it raked in $21 million against a $3 million budget. That success would be further compounded with it climbing the charts on Netflix and appearing on the streamer’s Top 10 lists in four different territories. The streamer didn’t provide extra marketing for Fall, with the film simply appealing to viewers based on its cover and concept.
What Will Fall 2 Be About?
So far, not much is known about Fall 2 as the original film’s creators previously indicated they were still workshopping ideas. Sources indicated that it still hasn’t been decided if the sequel will feature the same characters from Fall, though there is some potential for Currey to return. While no plot or cast details are confirmed just yet, the creative team behind Fall look to get filming on the sequel later this year.
Fall 2 may also offer the opportunity for the creators to improve upon the shortcomings of the first film. While it has found surprising success on Netflix, some critics were skeptical of its minimalist approach, and those not suffering from acrophobia found it less thrilling than others. Some viewers also weren’t thrilled with the screenplay, dialogue, and use of special effects. Part of the reason for these shortcomings may be that the crew didn’t initially plan for a PG-13 rating.
Fall was initially supposed to be rated R and thus had profanity typical of a film with that rating. However, when Lionsgate acquired the rights to the film, they requested the film be made PG-13, leading to the use of deepfake artifical intelligence to fix more profane utterances and landing it a more theatrical-friendly release. With the original proving to be a modest success on its own, it will be interesting to see if Fall 2 reverts to the original R-rating plan.
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