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'Sinister 2' Moving Ahead With 'Citadel' Director

Jason Blum's Blumhouse is set to produce and eOne will finance the movie, which will shoot July.

Ciaran Foy, the director behind Citadel, has been tapped to direct Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror hit from Blumhouse and Entertainment One.

Scott Derrickson, the director of the original, made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Derrickson is writing the script with C. Robert Cargill (the duo also wrote the original).

Ciaran has directed several genre shorts and made his feature debut with Citadel, a thriller about an agoraphobic father and a priest who try to protect the man's daughter from feral teens. It won the Midnighter Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

He is repped by UTA and Independent in UK.

Jason Blum's Blumhouse is producing Sinister 2 with Derrickson. Executive producing are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Charles Layton, as well as Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux   of eOne.

EOne will finance the movie, which will shoot July.

Blumhouse International is handling foreign sales. BHI has a worldwide distribution and servicing deal with IM Global.

Sinister, released in October 2012, starred Ethan Hawke and was one of the year's most profitable movies: It grossed over $87 million worldwide on a $3 million budget.