‘Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions’ First Images Reveal Past Winners In A Game Of Survival

Who needs another Saw movie when we’ve got Escape Room? Released in 2019, the film also featured a group of people surviving a series of deadly games, albeit in the fashion of the popular pastime. The low-budget horror earned $155M, set up a sequel that has been delayed repeatedly, and now we not only have the first images but a new official title.

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions will arrive on July 16th, and will pick up after the events of the first movie. While most of the characters died trying to escape the rooms, two, Zoey (Taylor Russell) and Ben (Logan Miller) managed to escape. While they tried to reveal what happened, it wasn’t long before they discovered the deadly puzzles were part of a larger game being played by a company called Minos for the entertainment of a wealthy elite.

Adam Robitel returns to direct the sequel, with Russell and Miller also back reprising their roles. They’re joined by Isabelle Fuhrman, Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel, and Carlito Olivero.

Here’s the synopsis: Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is the sequel to the box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world. In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive…and discovering they’ve all played the game before.

The first Escape Room was much better than I thought it would be, and I’m intrigued to see where this one goes. It does seem like they’re following in the Hostel mold by introducing a shadowy group of rich sadists, but there are still some interesting places to take it.


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