‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Is Getting a Werewolves-Not-Swearwolves Sequel
What We Do in the Shadows is one of the funniest films of the year — if you’ve been sleeping on it, consider this your reminder to watch it immediately. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s hilarious mockumentary will likely become a cult classic in due time, but the duo are already developing a potential sequel, this time focusing on the werewolf characters.
One of the most oft-quoted lines from the film was, of course, “Werewolves not swear-wolves!” — this line was uttered by Rhys Darby’s Anton, the straight edge leader of the werewolf group. Darby, who also starred in Clement’s Flight of the Conchords series on HBO, would presumably be given a more meaty role in the proposed sequel.
Clement told The Seattle Times that he’s been developing the werewolf-centric sequel with co-writer and co-director Taika Waititi, going against vampire Viago’s claim that no one likes werewolves. Aside from revealing this little bit of info, Clement didn’t offer any other details about the sequel, which is currently in the “planning stages.”
In addition, Clement told Indiewire that he’s been writing a script for a potential Flight of the Conchords movie with Bret McKenzie, though he’s not sure if it will ever be made. Honestly, if it came down to choosing between the two, I’d prefer a What We Do in the Shadows sequel over a Conchords movie.
If you haven’t seen What We Do in the Shadows yet, it’s currently available to rent via digital platforms and OnDemand. So do it already.