The director of Orphan: First Kill is back for another film in the series. Paramount is in active development of a third film. The second film was a prequel to the first, and saw Isabelle Fuhrman reprise her role as Esther through camera tricks, makeup, and multiple Esther actresses. The film was a critical and commercial success for Paramount with a day and date release on Paramount+.

Here’s what Bell had to say about the third film to THR:

“We’re developing a third one now. The franchise’s rulebook has been opened up to where anything is possible. And knowing where we are in the process already, I’m extremely excited about the twists and turns that we have in store.”

He had more to say about the franchise’s prospects here:

I definitely think Orphan as a franchise has so many variations, and unlike other franchises, whether it’s a doll or a masked killer, she’s a real character on screen like Hannibal Lecter and she’s never going to age. So we really can do it, and we’re only going to get better at it. And Isabelle loves it so much. So, as long as we get excited about the stories, there are so many directions to go, and we’re developing a third one now. When I saw the writer [David Coggeshall] at a screening of Lord of Misrule a few weeks ago, we talked about his new movie, The Family Plan, and he said, “I just want to write Orphan movies because there’s such a freedom. You get to kind of do anything.” And now that we’ve gone another direction with the second one, the franchise’s rulebook has been opened up to where anything is possible.

Bell has the movie Lords of Misrule out in theaters and on VOD right now. For now, this is all we know about the third Orphan film. We’ll keep you updated as we get more information.

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Source: THR

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