Originally slated for release on July 26th, STX Entertainment has shifted the sequel to 2016's The Boy back several months on the release calendar. Brahms: The Boy II, starring Katie Holmes, will now hit theaters on December 6th, 2019.
This shift isn't all that unexpected considering no marketing campaign has started, we haven't seen a trailer, or even a poster for that matter. Not to mention, this Summer also sees the release of two other doll-themed films – Annabelle Comes Home and Child’s Play (now in theaters), so that probably affected the date change as well. An early holiday release sets the film up for a stronger box office performance.
In the film...
"Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into the estate, where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms."
William Brent Bell returns to the helm following the success of the first film, which grossed $68M worldwide. Christopher Convery ("Gotham", The Girl in the Spider's Web), Owain Yeoman (American Sniper, The Belko Experiment), and Ralph Ineson (The Witch, Guardians of the Galaxy) also star.
Written by Stacey Menear, who also penned its predecessor, Brahms: The Boy II will be produced by Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid, in addition to Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee.