[Movies] Universal Considering Sequel To Mama Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.20.2013
They see franchise potential...
In an interview with Screen Daily, Universal Pictures' president of international David Kosse said that there was franchise potential with Mama and the studio is considering a sequel. The first film has earned $89.2 million worldwide so far. It was produced by Guillmero del Toro and was directed by Andrés Muschietti. Here are highlights:
On putting the project together: "We all liked the project a lot but we were finding it hard to make it work in the US. We decided to move it over to Universal Pictures International Production group in London and to partner with Barbara Muschietti's production company, Toma 78, who reconceived the movie as an English-language Canadian-Spanish co-production."
On using the new production company for more films: "We're looking at a lot of these types of films, of different genres. Many are in planning stages."
On a sequel: "We think there's potential for a Mama franchise. We'd like to do another one. But those conversations are in the early stages. Mama is the first of this type of model that we've had enormous success with so there are more opportunities for this kind of film."