Home invasion movie The Strangers was well received back in 2008, and some clever marketing (including an engrossing teaser trailer) would see it earn over $82 million worldwide on a budget of only $9 million.

Now, after a number of years in development, Marcel Langenegger is in talks to direct the planned sequel.

Langenegger is best known for directing Deception, the 2008 thriller which starred Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams. He’s currently developing Latitude and Silver or Lead. However, should these talks go well, it’s expected that the filmmaker would shoot The Strangers 2 this coming spring.

According to the site which broke this news about the plans for this sequel (written by 30 Days of Night: Dark Days scribe Ben Ketai) follows a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a mobile home park that their uncle runs. Their last bonding opportunity turns to horror when the teenage children discover the bodies of their aunt and uncle, fresh from a recent visit from the Strangers — Man in the Mask, Pin Up Girl and Dollface.

The night becomes a race to escape for the family, as the masked killers take new pleasure in tormenting their victims in this twisted sequel that picks up where the original’s bloody footprints leave off.

There’s no word on a cast as of yet, but we should start to hear more soon as production moves forwards!