David Robert Mitchell and Maika Monroe reunite in They Follow, a sequel to the 2014 cult horror hit It Follows. Neon, the Oscar-winning studio behind “Parasite,” will co-produce the film and release it domestically. The studio will introduce it to international buyers at this year’s American Film Market. Principal photography is scheduled for 2024.
Mitchell returns as both writer and director for the sequel. Monroe will reprise her lead role of Jay Height from It Follows. The sequel reunites the filmmaking team with Neon CEO Tom Quinn. The indie exec’s previous company, Radius, released It Follows in theaters, where it grossed an impressive $15 million domestically on a shoestring budget.
Good Fear Content will co-produce with Neon. Mitchell serves as producer alongside Good Fear Content’s Jake Weiner and Chris Bender, as well as the original producers of It Follows, David Kaplan, Erik Rommesmo, Rebecca Green and Laura Smith.
Mitchell’s first film was the coming-of-age drama “The Myth of the American Sleepover.” In 2018, he wrote, produced and directed Under the Silver Lake, a darkly comic crime thriller starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough. It premiered in Cannes. He is currently developing an untitled Warner Bros. and Bad Robot project with Anne Hathaway.
Monroe recently completed production on Oz Perkins’ Longlegs, starring Nicolas Cage. Neon will release this film in 2024. She previously starred in Neil Jordan’s Greta and appeared in Honey Boy and Hot Summer Nights.
Neon’s upcoming releases include Michael Mann’s Ferrari starring Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz and Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera starring Josh O’Connor. Palme d’Or winner Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” was recently released and is expected to be nominated for the Oscars.
CAA Media Finance brokered the “They Follow” deal with Neon. Mitchell is repped by CAA, Good Fear Content and David Fox at Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light. Monroe is repped by WME and Entertainment360. The producers are represented by Hayden Godlblatt of FKKS, Allison Binder of GGSSC and Michael Weiss of Concentric Law.
Source : variety.com