‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Sequel in Development; Will Focus on Werewolves

     August 17, 2015


Fans of the vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows may be happy to learn there could be more story to tell. Written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, the comedy debuted at Sundance last year to positive notices and is essentially a mockumentary about a group of centuries-old vampires living their lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Now, in an interview with Stuff.co.nz, Clement confirms that a follow-up revolving around Rhys Darby’s werewolf Anton is “in the planning stages.’

Clement, of course, first came to prominence in the States as the creator and star of the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords, and Waititi collaborated with Celment as the director of a few episodes of the show during its run. The duo’s work on What We Do in the Shadows was fruitful. The film has developed a significant following since its release, and there’s no doubt interest in a sequel from fans. Still, it’s unclear just exactly how likely a sequel is given that the report provides no direct quote and simply says the film is being planned. The film grossed $6.2 million worldwide during its theatrical release against a budget of just $1.6 million, so a follow-up isn’t entirely out of the realm of possibility.

Acting-wise, Clement has been branching out a bit as of late, starring in the dramedy People Places Things and Jared Hess’ upcoming film Don Verdean and lending his voice to the excellent Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty. Oh, and he also landed a role in Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adaptation The BFG, so that’s pretty neat.


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