The 2019 horror film Ma turned out to be one of the most bizarre studio films in years. Despite its lukewarm critical reception, Ma has found a dedicated following, which has led writer and director Tate Taylor to come up with ideas for a potential Ma 2with the idea of reviving the title character and their nefarious ways in a brand new setting.
"Can you believe how much Ma lives? Isn't that just crazy? I don't think we thought Ma was going to have this afterlife as a cult thing, and I think it's worth discussing (a Continued). I know Octavia would do it, so I purposely left her death ambiguous! My idea is that she moved to another city, has open houses in another city, and kills people in the open house. "
That sounds like Tate Taylor is confident how Ma & # 39; s evil deeds would have worked out for a follow up, and the director goes on to explain the details of Ma & # 39; s career change from veterinary technician to broker.
"I think she was a real estate agent in the Pacific Northwest and would only murder white people who look at McMansions. I've come this far!"
With Oscar-winning Octavia Spencer as Sue Ann "Ma" Ellington, a lonely middle-aged woman who turns out to be far more psychopathic than she appears (the haircut was, in retrospect, a dead giveaway), Ma follows a group of teenagers who Friend Sue Ann. She decides to have the group have a party in the basement of her house, but things get weird when Ma lays down a few basic rules: One of the kids has to stay sober, don't curse, never go upstairs and always call her "Ma" . As Ma & # 39; s hospitality obsession quickly turns what started as a teenage dream into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma & # 39; s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
Produced, co-written and directed by Tate Taylor, Ma-Stars Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis and Luke Evans alongside Spencer. The film was a commercial success, grossing $ 61.1 million over its $ 5 million budget. Critically, however, Ma faced mixed reviews from critics who praised Spencer's central achievement for improving the material but criticized the pace of the film and the failure to take full advantage of the premise. Something Taylor could correct should a sequel ever come to fruition.
Originally, the idea for Ma arose out of Taylor's desire to make a movie about "something rotten," with the sequel sounding like it probably came from the same dark place that lurks in the alcoves of his mind. Spencer, meanwhile, decided to sign up for the first film as it gave her an opportunity to undermine a well-known horror trope. "There are archetypes that people just want to see me as," she said upon Ma & # 39; s release. "So I had to change that for myself (and) the next young woman of color to play any kind of role."
Ma ends up with Sue Ann cuddling a corpse while her house burns down around her, so it could be a little tricky getting her back for Ma 2. But if people like Michael Myers can keep coming back from certain death, why not Ma? This comes to us from Entertainment Weekly.