While the movie itself was horrid rubbish, the box office sales produced over the release weekend of The Devil Inside has got the producers talking about a possible sequel.
Steven Schneider, one of the executive producers for The Devil Inside, said, “It’s a little premature. Everybody is processing what happened – the remarkable weekend we had – and feeling really good about that.” Schneider continued, “Certainly the filmmakers and Lorenzo (di Bonaventura) and I would all love to explore [a sequel] with the studio and I think we believe that there is absolutely the potential to carry forward out storylines from the original. It would be a rather organic and fun process – and one that would lead to great results.”
To give you an idea of this guy’s career history, he also produced Paranormal Activity 3 and Insidious, and he was the executive producer for Paranormal Activity 1 and 2. Basically, the guy loves mediocre horror movies that are hyped to hell and back, causing them to actually produce revenue.
But let’s add some context to what he just said: Lorenzo di Bonaventura was another of the executive producers for The Devil Inside, but di Bonaventura was also the producer for the Transformers franchise and Salt, two financially successful film projects that received mixed reviews from audiences.
These two guys, di Bonaventura and Schneider, are in the film business to make money – that much is clear – but does Schneider really believe that people will want to see a second The Devil Inside film?
They fooled us once with the first film, but they have to be seriously disconnected from reality to believe that they can fool us twice.