Followers of Adam Wingard’s The Visitor have now been ready on a sequel for eight years. The Dan Stevens-starring (quasi-supernatural) thriller a couple of drifter who’s not every part he seems to be shortly grew to become a cult hit, with its ‘80s synthwave soundtrack, stellar central efficiency, and playful style know-how – however with Wingard occurring to extra blockbustery territory within the years since (together with final 12 months’s Godzilla Vs. Kong), a follow-up by no means, properly, adopted. Till earlier this 12 months, when – on April Idiot’s Day, of all days – he surprise-dropped a The Visitor II soundtrack; irrespective of that the movie itself doesn’t exist.
Besides, it appears in the future it would. Chatting with Empire in regards to the sequel-soundtrack’s creation, Wingard mentioned that – though it was all the time approached as a enjoyable music-based mission – it would really lead to a second chapter for the mysterious David. “It’s actually pushed me and Simon [Barrett, writer] right into a artistic headspace. We’re speaking about developed a possible sequel as an actual mission,” the director says, including that star Dan Stevens “would like to do it.” Not solely that, however it might arrive in a special type to the primary story. “Possibly the extra attention-grabbing factor isn’t doing a sequel to The Visitor,” he teases. “Possibly it’s doing a restricted sequence, one thing we might actually sink our tooth into.”
For Wingard, the soundtrack was an opportunity to return to a movie meaning so much to him. “It’s in all probability my favorite film that I’ve made,” he says. “It feels just like the one which I used to be in a position to mission essentially the most of myself into.” Fingers crossed, he’ll be capable of mission much more right into a sequel – whether or not in cinemas, or as a sequence.
Learn Empire’s full story on The Visitor II soundtrack within the Summer season Preview difficulty – on sale Thursday 12 Could and accessible to order on-line right here. The Visitor II (Unique Soundtrack) is out now through Lakeshore Data.