Some positive news for fans of the Happy Death Day franchise, as Blumhouse boss Jason Blum has revealed that things are moving forward on a potential threequel. While taking part in an AQA on Twitter, Blum was asked whether there were any updates regarding Happy Death Day 3, to which the renowned producer replied, “Something is stirring. I will say that.”
Though this is far from confirmation that Happy Death Day 3 is finally happening, it certainly sounds like a positive step forward, particularly when compared to past updates from the rest of the cast and crew. Director Christopher Landon, who has so far helmed both Happy Death Day and its sequel Happy Death Day 2U, recently declared that, while he was ready to go on a third outing, he was struggling to get the studio to back the project.
“I need a truckload of cash, if you could just find that for me, I’ll send you my address, you can just drop it off,” Landon said in November 2020. “I get this question a lot and I know that there’s a huge fan base and there are a lot of people who want to see the conclusion, as I would say, to the trilogy. I think it really comes down to Universal deciding whether they want it or not, only time will tell. We’re ready to make it. Like, I have an outline, I’m ready to go write the script, [star] Jessica Rothe, the whole cast, everybody’s on board. They all know what the idea is, they love it, so we’ll see.”
The first Happy Death Day introduces us to Jessica Rothe as college student Theresa “Tree” Gelbman, who is forced to continue to relive the day when she was killed in order to discover the identity of her murderer. Very much Scream meets Groundhog Day, the first movie found much critical and financial success, spawning a sequel, Happy Death Day 2U.
Happy Death Day 2U changes things up quite drastically, picking up with Tree as she awakens in to learn that she’s stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter’s roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. Switching somewhat from horror to sci-fi, fans have wondered ever since what Happy Death Day 3 would involve.
Star Jessica Rothe, however, is ready to go on a sequel no matter how long it takes. “I think it’s just a question of seeing if the opportunity for that exists in the world,” the actress said. “But the funny thing is I have a feeling whether it’s now or in five years or ten or twenty, if we pull a Jamie Lee Curtis from Halloween and Tree comes back as a badass 50-year-old, I know that we will get to tell the rest of the story. I love Tree, I love that character so much and I feel very, very grateful to have been a part of that.”
Here’s hoping that “something is stirring” leads to more…
Happy Death Day 3 is locked and ready to go but needs the studio’s greenlight.
About The Author