The A24-produced erotic horror film X is already working on a second installment. Director Ti West and South by Southwest (SXSW) reported that a secret prequel was in production to go alongside the anticipated upcoming movie known simply as X. The prequel will see Mia Goth reprising her role as Maxine, though there are no details on the plot yet.
‘X’ Takes A Second Round on the Erotic Slasher Genre
X takes place in 1979 when a group of amateur filmmakers aims to make a “good dirty movie.” They find a secluded location in Texas where they’ll be able to film within a farmhouse. However, the owners, an elderly couple, begin to disturb the young artists during the night. Blood drips, mystery stirs, and the adult filming goes hardcore. The film presents itself as a retro 1970s slasher film that is more raw and gruesome. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes to mind when viewing the official trailer for X. There’s no nudity or gore except for a couple of sights of spilled blood in the given footage.
X was recently released on March 13, 2022, at the South by Southwest festival. The SXSW festival is an annual event that celebrates multiple media that involve tech, film, music, education, and culture. A24 will distribute the film publicly in theaters starting this week on March 18, 2022. While not much is known about the X prequel, it was shot in secret in New Zealand. Ti West is writing and directing again, but only with Mia Goth being confirmed to return. No news on Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Scott Mescudi (AKA Kid Cudi), or Brittany Snow coming back for round 2. The film is currently in post-production, so we might see a teaser soon.
Are you going to check out X when it premieres in theaters this March 18? What other projects from Ti West have you seen? Let us know in the comments!