2018’s Upgrade is a fan favorite and who doesn’t love sequels to fan favorites? Director Leigh Whannell has denied a rumor in the past, despite it being profitable. Blumhouse productions made this film on a low budget and it was both a critical and financial hit. People loved Logan Marshall-Green in the role of the technophobe who was paralyzed and implanted with cybernetic technology.
In a recent interview, though Whannell says he would be up for a sequel with an increased budget. Whannell revealed this while talking about his upcoming movie, The Invisible Man.
“A sequel is a champagne problem created by the success of a movie. So Hollywood economics dictates whether there’s going to be a sequel, and Upgrade… I wouldn’t exactly call it a monster hit. I’d call it a cult hit, and cult hits, when they look at the books of cult hits, they’re like ‘Nyah, sequel’. So we’ll see. I loved making that film, so I’d love to do it with a bit more money.”
Jason Blum, behind Blumhouse Productions; also expressed interest in an Upgrade sequel:
“I would love an Upgrade sequel. I will say that we haven’t put it to bed yet. We have no immediate plans, but Upgrade is very much on my mind — and on Leigh’s mind as well.”
Would you want an Upgrade sequel?
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