If you thought that Becky was an angsty albeit innovative teenager in the original 2020 film Becky, then wait until she opens a can of whoop-ass on American Pie‘s Seann William Scott in the upcoming sequel, aptly titled Becky 2: The Wrath of Becky.
The original film came from out of nowhere and rattled viewers with its sheer audacity and ultra-violent antics. It took the weary home-invasion genre, injected a sense of adventure into it and delivered a hardcore exploit that is best likened to Home Alone meets Rambo.
It told the story of 13-year old Becky (Lulu Wilson) whose vacation with family is interrupted by a violent escaped prisoner (an unrecognisable Kevin James) and his criminal mates. Taking to the woods, Becky put her ingenuity to use by building a network of dangerous contraptions and traps to ensnare and maim the murderous invaders.
The film was a shock to the system of those who saw it, and by combining a most violent and unflinching set-up with the veneer of childhood adventure, the film was one of the most unassuming titles of the year.
The upcoming sequel has apparently wrapped with directors Matt Angel and Susanne Coote (The Open House) taking over the reigns from Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion.
In a statement released recently, producer Russ Posternak said “Our goal was to up the ante from Becky 1 in every way imaginable and with Matt and Suz’s wild script and Seann William Scott’s turn as our terrifying villain opposite Lulu’s Becky, we know we’ll deliver the thrills, gore and heart that audiences loved in the original.”
The sequel will have Becky living off the grid and coming into contact with a fascist organisation on the eve of a planned attack. And if by “upping the ante from Becky 1” he means out-grossing the truly disgusting incident featuring Kevin James and a pair of scissors (if you know, you know), then audiences have something entirely outrageous to anticipate.
No release date has been announced at this point, but we will keep you posted. In the meantime, here’s the trailer for the original film to refresh your memory (viewer discretion advised).