The horror movie “Smile” was a huge hit and huge success for Paramount Pictures.
The company has now announced that it is working on a second film that will be a sequel to “Smile”.
The untitled sequel will be released on October 18, 2024.Smile’s budget was 17 million dollars, but it was a great success, grossing 216 million dollars worldwide.
Its director, Parker Finn, later clashed with Paramount.To Paramount’s credit, “The audience was screaming at the screen, so the public atmosphere and the nature of the environment was incredible,” Finn told The hollywood reporter in December.
Also, Paramount on January 1 is developing a musical adaptation of “Mean Girls”, which is expected to be released December 12, 2024.
The film stars Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey and Reneé Rapp. Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. is a film director.
Interestingly, ‘Mean Girls musical’ was earlier expected to be released on Paramount+ but has now been moved to theatrical.
Notably, Mean Girls was 2004 film starring Lindsay Lohan. Its Broadway musical has inspired the upcoming movie.
Talking about ‘Mean Girls musical’, composer Richmond told THR: “Right now, the day-to-day is more about the movie adaptation that we’re working on.
We’re super involved with that. What we’re trying to do [with the movie] is take the score that sounds like a Broadway score – in a good way – and [give] the movie a fresher palette.
To make it sound more like stuff you want to listen to on Spotify, as opposed to when you’re sitting eighth row at a Broadway show or the Pantages.
It’s kind of making it a fresher, younger take on the whole thing. We’re kind of reinvented the music for the movie, so it’s really fun.”