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Happy Death Day 2U

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The US release date for the sequel is February 14, 2019, Thursday.


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  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    “HAPPY DEATH DAY” SEQUEL’S TRAILER PROMISES 

    MORE TWISTS, SCARES

     

    This Valentine's Day, death makes a killer comeback.  Watch the first official trailer of Universal Pictures’ upcoming suspense thriller Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the 2017 acclaimed box-office hit Happy Death Day.  Original director and screenwriter Christopher Landon and star Jessica Rothe are back for more scares.

     

    Check out the teaser poster and trailer below and watch Happy Death Day 2U in Philippine cinemas February 13.






    About Happy Death Day 2U

    Jessica Rothe leads the returning cast of Happy Death Day 2U, the follow-up to Blumhouse’s (Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 smash hit of riveting, repeating twists and comic turns.  This time, our hero Tree Gelbman (Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

    Jason Blum once again produces and Christopher Landon returns to write and direct this next chapter, while Happy Death Day executive producers Angela Mancuso and John Baldecchi are newly joined by EP Samson Mucke (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse).


    Happy Death Day 2U is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  

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  • Wow, really really excited for this one! Thanks for sharing
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    edited February 4


    “HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U” - A SCARY, FUNNY TIME-TURNING ADVENTURE
     

    Universal Pictures’ new suspense thriller Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the 2017 acclaimed box-office hit Happy Death Day Equal from returning producer Jason Blum (Glass, Split, Get Out) and returning writer/director Christopher Landon, is equal parts terrifying horror, unexpected comedy and time-turning adventure.

    When the original Happy Death Day opened at No. 1 to more than $26 million in fall 2017, moviegoers were riveted by the idea of a heroine who had the chance to make the most of the last day of her life—reliving over and again the 24-hour period that led up to her murder. Needing no one’s permission to turn the tables on her tormenter, Tree (Jessica Rothe) would stalk the killer into submission. The film upended the classic tropes of the horror genre, and audiences went wild for the delightfully twisted tale.

    Drawing inspiration from such classics as Groundhog Day, director Christopher Landon—whose prior films included Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse—revealed a fascinating knack for importing inspiration from a wide range of films into the horror genre.

    And luckily, Landon, who is drawn to tales that both entertain and challenge his audiences, wasn’t ready to let go of Tree’s universe quite yet. “We didn’t intend to make a sequel to Happy Death Day, but I had a thought during postproduction that clicked,” Landon says. “It suddenly made perfect sense as a continuation of Tree’s story. I had this idea that she had unfinished business in her life. A multidimensional world in which everything was the same, yet different, allowed me to explore her personal loss.”

    Approached by friends, fans and conspiracy theorists alike after HDD was released, Landon relished how much audiences dug into the narrative and created their own theories about what was happening in the story. “When we made the first film, everyone had a different idea about why the time loop happened,” he says. “It wasn’t until I had this idea that I realized that the clues were buried all along. We built this film from that starting point. Audiences wanted to know what caused the time loop, and this was a fun way to explore it.

    While Tree outsmarted her own death in Happy Death Day, the sequel gave the filmmakers the opportunity to delve deeper into what was happening behind the scenes—and just out of our reach—to explain the loop and reveal more of her tumultuous past. At the beginning of Happy Death Day 2U, we find a protagonist who has made amends, has forgiven herself and is finally happy. Still, according to Landon, once Tree realizes that she’s stuck in another type of hell, she has some big decisions to make.

    “Tree is in a very difficult place,” he says, “and has to choose between her past and her future. She can stay in one dimension and be with her mom, but there is a very likely chance that she will lose Carter if she does. This alternate reality she’s living in doesn’t belong to her, as the pain and loss that have happened are essential to her being. She needs to own them and get back. Initially, she doesn’t want to close the loop, but rather, stay put. Once she realizes this isn’t where she belongs, the movie becomes about her getting back to where she does.” He pauses. “She’s a bit like Dorothy in Oz. She has to figure out how to get back home.”

    It was crucial to Landon to not fall in the trap that so many filmmakers have when they try to blend genres. For the director, Tree’s journey is one of absolute empowerment. “She thinks there is still a killer after her, and she doesn’t want to be a victim,” Landon says. “Tree refuses to be the final girl and will reset her own day in order to save her friends. That gives a very heroic aspect to her character. In the first movie, she’s the most selfish person. Now, she’s going to go to any length to save her friends and herself.”

    In Philippine cinemas February 13, Happy Death Day 2U is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. 

    About Happy Death Day 2U

    Jessica Rothe leads the returning cast of Happy Death Day 2U, the follow-up to Blumhouse’s (Glass, Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 hit of riveting, repeating twists and comic turns. This time, our hero Tree Gelbman (Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

    When last we left Tree, she saved herself from a certain death at the hands of her roommate Lori (Ruby Modine, Showtime’s Shameless) as she kicked the psychopath out of the Kappa Nu sorority window. Tree’s never-ending birthday was FINALLY over, and she managed to start an entire new life…swearing to never repeat her old mistakes again.

    Or so she thought.

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    JESSICA ROTHE, BACK 2 HER FUTURE IN “HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U”

     



    Jessica Rothe leads the returning cast of Happy Death Day 2U, the follow-up to Blumhouse’s (Glass, Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 hit of riveting, repeating twists and comic turns. This time, our hero Tree Gelbman (Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

    Director-writer Christopher Landon was thrilled that his star agreed to join the production for another time loop. One of Landon’s favorite parts of the sequel is the moment that Tree discovers she’s trapped in the same day. “Jessica has such great access to her comedic anger,” Landon says. He also appreciated just how seriously Rothe took the themes of love and loss. “She really understood the emotional stakes of both movies and connected with this one just as much—she made it as thoughtful and emotional as the first film was. For both of us, it was important to be more than a disposable slasher film; we wanted to give this a heart and conscience and have it say something.”

    Reflecting on why she chose to return for the sequel, Rothe says: “The role of Tree is such a unique challenge. Chris created this amazingly complex, badass character, and I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to embody her. So when he approached me with the idea for the sequel, I was beyond excited to jump back in. I have never returned to a role before, so of course there were moments I was worried I wasn’t ‘doing what Tree would do’ or that I wasn’t doing her justice. But the beauty of this experience was that the majority of the original cast and crew returned, which made a world of difference. It felt like summer camp, and Chris is such an incredible leader. He made sure we were always on the right track.”

    Because Tree eschews the role of victim—and becomes an active participant in saving her own life—Rothe feels her character is “a true modern-day scream queen who untangles the mess other people have made.”

    The actress feels that the character’s self-actualized power is why audiences continue to respond to the characters. “Everyone loved the first film so much. I think that’s why Chris felt like we had to make a sequel. Not only do we have this awesome horror-comedy hybrid, but the characters are complex; they’re deep and wonderful people that you care about and want to follow. Tree is owning her own destiny here. She knows the rules of the game and gets to have a little fun while doing it.

    Rothe appreciates that her character is multidimensional, and she revels in returning to a part that is equal parts exasperated diva and never-say-die terminator. “By being forced in this loop, Tree evolves and becomes this very caring, conscious, sweet human being,” says Rothe. “That’s who she always was underneath, but through years of trauma she has built up this wall.”

    In Philippine cinemas February 13, Happy Death Day 2U is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. 

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