The sequel to the horrific thriller Escape Game comes out this Wednesday in our theaters. For The World is a Trap, director Adam Robitel has designed even more spooky new games. Meeting with the team of this second part.
Two years after the great success of his horrific thriller Escape Game, ($ 156 million in international box office revenue for an estimated budget of $ 9 million) Director Adam Robitel returns with the sequel called Escape Game 2 – The World is a Trap.
In this second part, six people including Zoey (Taylor Russell McKenzie) and Ben (Logan Miller), the survivors of the 1st film, find themselves involuntarily locked in a new succession of escape games.
They gradually discover their commonalities which can allow them to survive … and realize that they have all played this game before.
On the occasion of the theatrical release of the feature film, DashFUN met Logan Miller and his co-star Holland Roden (in the video above) as well as the director.
DashFUN: What motivated you to make a sequel to “Escape Game”?
Adam Robitel: I did this for the money! Haha! I’m kidding of course. In fact, it’s always a joy when you make a movie that works like the previous one and that seems to launch a new franchise.
It is clear that the end of the first film left the door open for a sequel… And here we are!
Plus, I already had loads of crazy new situations and puzzles in my head to solve, so I was spoiled for choice as to what to do next. It was also the opportunity to show the power of Minos and how they are ready to do anything to push these young people to their limits. For me Minos is a bit of a devilish version ofApple.
It’s all out of my mind
Where did you get the inspiration to create all these game rooms?
We wanted to create even more epic and gigantic environments.
When I was young I was afraid to take the train because I had heard of people who had been electrocuted while traveling on a train. This phobia most certainly gave birth to the subway scene.
I also have a passion for laser beams, hence the scene in the bank with this complex system of deadly lasers. And then, I have an irrational fear of sand … I always have the impression that there is quicksand all over the beach. Hence the quicksand scene in my film.
In short, it all comes out of my mind!
Are you yourself a fan of escape games?
For the first film, I didn’t do a lot of research on the world of escape games and so I did a lot of it indeed. But it’s a world that stresses me too much for me to do it again.
For the rest, I did not want to start over. Especially since I’m not very good at solving puzzles … I prefer to shoot films on the subject.
The Escape Game 2 trailer