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Happy Death Day Sequel Gets Clever New Title

Happy Death Day, or as some people call it, Groundhog Day With A Serial Killer, hit theaters last year and managed to make a killing (interestingly enough, pun not intended). The film did pretty well with critics, hitting a 70% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but more importantly, it made over $122 million worldwide off its minuscule $4.8 million budget. It was a runaway success in every sense of the word, and you can bet your ass they’re planning a sequel.

Now, according to Variety, the sequel has a clever new name: Happy Death Day 2U. Very clearly a play on the birthday song (which is now free to use in media, by the way), but also maybe having to do with college yet again? Regardless of where they set it and how, the original’s lead, Jessica Rothe, will be back yet again to take on the time-bending thrills and chills.

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Christopher Landon will be back as writer and director, and unsurprisingly, Jason Blum is back on board to produce under his Blumhouse banner. There are no real plot details other than Rothe saying that “dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.” Yeah, thanks Captain Vaguepants, though it’s fair to point out that in a previous interview, she also compared the sequel to Back to the Future.

For those of you who missed the original, it follows a college girl who is murdered during a daylong birthday celebration. But she reawakens the next day to find herself reliving that same day, allowing her the opportunity to cheat death and find her killer.

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SOURCE: Variety

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