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Samara Weaving back as Grace for Ready or Not sequel

April 1st, 2024 by Marc Comments

Sometimes a little of news hits and it just makes you happy to your core and this evening, I have such a bit of news!

Samara Weaving is returning as Grace/the bride for a Ready or Not sequel and, as stated above, this makes this Nerd very happy.

If you’ve seen the original movie from Scream V and VII’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett AKA Radio Silence, you’ll know it’s a cracking little supernatural thriller/comedy that sees Weaving’s Grace marrying into a rich family with a dark secret that sees her fighting for her life playing the world’s deadliest game of, you guessed it, Ready or Not. Honestly, if you’ve not seen it, watch it now, it’s a lot of fun.

Anyway, word on the Nerdvine is that Escape Room director Adam Robitel will be helming the sequel with Weaving once again stepping into the lead role.

Ready or Not writer keen to revisit that world

Grace couldn’t be happier after she marries the man of her dreams at his family’s luxurious estate. There’s just one catch — she must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt her down with guns, crossbows and other weapons. As Grace desperately tries to survive the night, she soon finds a way to turn the tables on her not-so-lovable relatives.

Outside of Weaving and Robitel’s involvement, nothing is known about the sequel regarding writers, release date or even plot, but I have hopes that Radio Silence will once again be involved as I have a sneaky feeling that they are currently crafting a shared horror universe with this month’s Abigail being the second movie in the world; I’m basing that on nothing more than my Spider-sense tingling but let’s see what happens after it comes out and we have a better idea of if it’s connected or not.

On that note, writer James Vanderbilt said in 2022 about returning to the Ready or Not world: “I love that universe.

“We all had such a blast making that movie and it was a tough movie to make and get made. Fox Searchlight really stood behind it, which was wonderful. But it is such a very specific tone and a lot of times with stuff that’s horror-comedy, you really have to convince people that you can ride that line and that it’s going to work. And so I feel like the movie was successful in doing that, and people really love it, it would be great to revisit that universe again. That would be super fun for me. Plus, I actually play the devil in it. So for me personally, I would be very excited to do it again.”

Yeah, we’re not done with this world by a long shot… horror movie John Wick, anyone?

Also, if you’re a fan of Weaving – and why wouldn’t you be? – she’s in horror/thriller Azrael later this year.

WATCH: Trailer for Radio Silence’s Abigail is so much scary fun!

Source: The InSneider

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….