Thriller fans will want to keep “Truth or Dare” on their radar next year, Universal Pictures will release the supernatural thriller in theater on April 27, 2018. The film has a very popular cast behind it, including former “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale, and MTV’s “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey. Joining them will be Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, and Sophia Taylor Ali.
The film itself will be directed by Jeff Wadlow, who wrote the screenplay with Michael Reisz, Jillian Jacobs, and Chris Roach. The film is based on a story written by Michael Reisz, though exact details on the plot have been announced at this time. Going by the title, we assume it’s based around the popular teen party-game of the same name. Horror-thriller fans should recognize the name Jason Blum, his Blumhouse Productions have been behind hits like the “Paranormal Activity” franchise; the “Insidious” franchise; “The Purge” franchise; and films like “Happy Death Day,” “Get Out,” “Split,” “Oculus” and “Ouija”. Jeff Wadlow is also the Executive producer on the film.
The release date puts the film against Lionsgate’s “Traffik” release, that film will star Laz Alonso, Omar Epps, Paula Patton, and Roselyn Sanchez. Universal Pictures will also release the comedy “Blockers” that month, which stars John Cena and Leslie Mann.
Blumhouse has behind some of the biggest horror-thriller franchise over the past decade, and has made summer-thrillers a staple in theaters over the past few years. The production company has several other films on the way in 2018, including “Insidious: The Last Key,” “The Purge: The Island,” and a new “Halloween” installment set to bring back Jamie Lee Curtis. In 2019 the studio is working on releasing “Only You,” “Vengeance,” “Ghoul,” “Seven in Heaven,” “Stephanie,” “The Keeping Hours,” “Delirium,” “Prey,” “Sweetheart,” “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” a sequel to “Unfriended” and another “Spawn” adaptation. All of these titles are horror/thrillers, so fans will have plenty of entertainment to keep them up at night over the next two-years.