The Platform was a terrifying film and also the most successful Spanish film ever. Now The Platform 2 is on the way!
Filming is underway for a sequel.
It is hoped the new installment will be released in 2024, exact dates are not known yet.
The original sci-fi horror movie was written, directed, and produced by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.
The film is produced by Basque Films, with Carlos Juárez and Raquel Perea returning as producers from The Platform.
Gaztelu-Urrutia says the original film’s key message was that “humanity will have to move towards the fair distribution of wealth” and featured critiques of capitalism.
When The Platform was initially released on Netflix, viewers took to social media to describe their disgust, one user wrote: “The Platform on Netflix is so f***** first time I’ve actually felt sick watching a movie.”
As Roger Erbert wrote about the first film: “The concept of “The Platform” is undeniably clever. Almost the entire film takes place in a sort of futuristic or Camus-esque structure called “The Hole.” Hundreds of floors tall, it is a prison in which people are placed on floors two at a time. Every day, a platform descends through a large hole in the middle of the building, and it’s the only chance for food for the entire day.”
Cast for the Platform 2
Two cast members, so far, have been confirmed for The Platform 2, with none of the cast of the first film returning to reprise their roles. To be fair a lot of them died.
Milena Smit and Hovik Keuchkerian have been cast in currently unnamed roles.