Don’t breathe 2 is now exclusively in theaters. In the horror film, Stephen Lang plays the “blind man” Norman Nordstrom again. He is accompanied by Madelyn Grace and Brendan Sexton III. The film was written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, with Sayagues directing.
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“In Don’t breathe, Norman Nordstrom (Stephen Lang) was underestimated by everyone because of his blindness: he showed an unwavering will to survive and get what he wants … his way, ”the official synopsis reads. “Now in Don’t breathe 2, eight years later, Nordstrom lives with 11-year-old Phoenix; recreated the family stolen from him by a drunk driver and found the twisted justice he always believed was guilty. When intruders come into his house again, this time with a focus on Phoenix, Norman will reveal what is hidden inside him a second time … and again it will happen in new and unexpected ways. “
Sabina Graves from ComingSoon spoke to Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues about the change of directors and how Don’t breathe World was expanded in the sequel. Check out the video below or read the full transcription.
Sabina Graves: The sequel was so exciting and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I want to talk about the transition from being the lead by Fede to being directed by Rodo. Fede, can you tell us something about how this came about? Why did you want to hand this film to Rodo?
Believe Alvarez: We had the script at some point and I think Sam Raimi and I were both kind of at the same time when we said Rodo, why aren’t you directing? The first film, a lot of the things you see on screen that you could give me credit for, because I’m the director, you should be giving credit to Rodo. Many of the ideas and moments and scenes in the first film came from his imagination as a co-writer of that film. So I think the transition felt so seamless that he could jump into this one and do a great job. It’s not easy to make a movie and he wanted to do his first film with something like this, but we made sure he was surrounded by great talented people and the same cameraman, Pedro Luque, our friend and compatriot from Uruguay, who was on the way to be with him. I think they both did a fantastic job. So I’m very happy about this choice.
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How was it to somehow expand the universe of the film and bring it to other, very real places and find a balance with the sound?
Rodo Sayagues: One of the first ideas we had when we started thinking about the sequel was that we wanted to see this character, Norman, we wanted to remove him from his familiar surroundings. He’s coming out of his house, which is kind of a superpower. How would he act if he had to go, right> It presents him with a huge new challenge. That alone would broaden the tone of the film and maybe shift it a little, right? Because, you know, that kind of mood, like the first one, is a very low key movie. Everything happens in the same place, in the same house. Visually, as you go and go, that and you add to the story in terms of scope. It changes a little, but we’re taking that change and maybe expanding the thriller and horror action aspect, we’ve added that on top of what we already built up with the first film. We thought this combination worked really well. It’s a great game. I think it just amplifies the feelings and emotions that the first film evokes, like the tension, tension and thrill. So I think it worked really well.