Both [REC] movies have proven to be huge worldwide hits. [REC] and [REC]2 have successfully entrenched themselves as some of the best horror films to be released in the last decade – not a small feat for a Spanish horror movie. If there’s any firm indication for its success it would be the fact that it got a Hollywood remake in the form of Quarantine (which is a pale imitation of the original). With success like this, you know you’ll be getting more [REC] in the future.
And get it you will. Amidst speculation that there will be a third movie in the horror series, it can now be revealed that fans will get not one, but TWO [REC] movies in the future. Both movies will still have the original [REC] directors Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero. But this time the two will split the directing duties by tackling one movie each.
To shed more light on the planned movies, the producers will be doing both a prequel and sequel to add to the series. The aim is to further flesh out the mythology that was introduced in the first film and further explored in the sequel. Paco Plaza will be tasked to direct the prequel, which will be entitled [REC] Genesis, which is – based on the title – the origin story for the whole mythos. Jaume Balaguero will then direct the other bookend in the series – [REC] Apocalypse. Even though the two directors will be directing one movie each, it’s been said that the two will still be involved in each other’s project in some capacity.