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Open Road Takes U.S. on ‘Haunted House 2’

Sequel goes into production in the summer

Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to spoof sequel “A Haunted House 2,” starring Marlon Wayans.

The film will be financed and produced by IM Global’s genre label Octane. Wayans is also co-writing the script.

The original “A Haunted House,” a parody of found footage horror films, opened in January and has grossed over $40 million to date for Open Road. It will bow on DVD and VOD  April 23.

Production of the sequel will begin this summer for release next winter.

Wayans’ co-writing and acting credits include “Dance Flick,” “White Chicks,” “Little Man” and the first and second “Scary Movies”; acting credits also include “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra” and the upcoming “The Heat.”

A Haunted House 2” is one of 14 films IM Global has financed or co-financed in the past two years.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Tom Ortenberg, Elliott Kleinberg and Ben Cotner. Larry Kopeikin and Kevin Yorn negotiated on behalf of Wayans. He is also represented by CAA and managed by Lisa Blum. Stuart Ford and Michael Roban negotiated on behalf of IM Global.

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