It’s official: There is literally nothing — no amount of critical savagery, no amount of commercial indifference — that can prevent a film from spawning a sequel. And here, as irrefutable proof, is a news item about Alone in the Dark II.
First, the good news: Uwe Boll will only be producing this time around, Tara Reid will not star as an archaeologist, and the film will be released direct to video. Now, the bad news: According to Bloody-Disgusting, there really will be an Alone in the Dark II, and it will star Bill Moseley, Danny Trejo, Michael Pare, Rachel Specter, Rick Yune, Lance Henriksen, Ralf Moeller, and Dee Wallace. Set to direct the sequel — which, according to the article, “finds a group of hunters seeking out a witch” — are screenwriters Michael Roesch and Peter Scheerer.
The first Alone in the Dark film, which loosely adapted the popular series of videogames, stands at 1 percent on the Tomatometer, and grossed less than $6 million domestically.