A sequel to the Netflix cult horror film Circle is in the works

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In 2015, Netflix released the indie horror film Circle on its platform, and it instantly became the talk of the town due to its intriguing premise. It centers around a group of 50 strangers who awaken in a dark room to find out that they're being held captive and forced to participate in a deadly game. Faced with their imminent executions, they must choose one person among them to live.

It was written and directed by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione and was inspired by the 1957 legal drama film 12 Angry Men. Michael Nardelli, Carter Jenkins, Lawrence Kao, Allegra Masters, Julie Benz, and many others starred in the movie.

Now, almost 10 years after its release, the horror flick has been announced to be getting a sequel. It's titled Circles, and two producers from the original film are back to make it. Those two producers are Nardelli (The Derby Stallion, Another Happy Day), who also starred in Circle as sole survivor Eric, and Brent Stiefel. Stiefel was an executive producer on the 2023 crime thriller flick The Good Mother, which starred Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank.

Actor and writer Devon Graye will pen the script for Circles. He's best known for writing the screenplay for the 2019 horror film I See You. He also wrote several episodes of the drama series The Girlfriend Experience. The film has been financed and is slated to start production later this year.

Here's the official logline for the film via Variety:

"17 years after being pawns in a cruel game of psychological warfare, the survivors of an invasion face a new threat."

Unfortunately, that's all that's been revealed about the sequel so far. As the movie moves further into the filmmaking process, we should hear of new cast additions as well as new details about it. We'll definitely make sure to come back to this space and share all the new juicy deets that come out. So, stay tuned to 1428 Elm!

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