Word from our friends at Bloody Disgusting is that principal photography has just been completed on Quarantine 2: Terminal. The sequel to the 2008 remake to the 2007 Spanish horror film REC wrapped shooting in Atlanta last week. The film apparently takes place at a terminal at LAX as passengers wait to board a flight. The film is being directed by John Pogue; marking his directorial debut though he wrote Ghost Ship and The Skulls. The sequel also boasts Rob Hall (The Crazies & Quarantine) as their make-up designer. For full details, check out the BD piece here.
First of all, I am not a fan of Quarantine. As a rabid fan of REC, I found the remake--for all its supposedly shot-for-shot posturing--to be a vapid, lifeless impression of the original. All that the moments of direct aping of the original film did for Quarantine was to assemble all the familiar pieces and players only to fumble the ball when it came to execution. It would be like seeing two actors other than Lane and Broderick in The Producers while those actors did their best to mimic everything that made Lane and Broderick great. So a sequel that goes outside of the apartment building, even though REC 2 perfectly evolved the concept by framing its plot within the same night at the same place, offers me nothing in the way of anticipation.
What's more disconcerting is that this film has absolutely no listing on IMDB. I know that our beloved movie encyclopedia is not necessarily the end-all-be-all of truth as far as film productions are concerned. But it does raise an eyebrow or two that the sequel to a major Hollywood film, that just wrapped principal photography, is not even a blip on the radar.