Director J.J. Perry has provided an exciting update on the potential sequel to Jamie Foxx’s film “Day Shift.” The movie, which premiered on Netflix in 2022, follows the story of Bud Jablonski, played by Foxx, a hardworking father who uses his seemingly ordinary job in the San Fernando Valley as a cover for hunting and killing vampires. The cast includes Dave Franco, Meagan Good, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Karla Souza, Steve Howey, Scott Adkins, and Snoop Dogg. With a strong performance on the streaming service and positive audience reactions to its unique blend of horror and comedy, anticipation for a follow-up has been growing.
During a recent video by Corridor Crew, J.J. Perry briefly discussed some of his upcoming projects and touched on the possibility of a “Day Shift” sequel. The director expressed his desire to work on a second film and mentioned his intention to recruit a writer from the highly anticipated “John Wick: Chapter 4.” Perry’s comments regarding the sequel were as follows:
“We are hopefully going to do Night Shift. We just put that pitch out there, we’re hoping to get the writer who did John Wick 4.”
Prior to the release of “Day Shift,” Jamie Foxx had already hinted at the potential for more movies in the franchise, indicating that discussions were underway. While the critical reception of the film was mixed, it proved to be a hit among viewers and topped Netflix’s Top 10 charts. Throughout the story, the film explores Bud’s relationship with his family as he continues his vampire-hunting activities to support his daughter and ex-wife. In the climax, he ultimately saves them from the antagonist, Audrey, played by Karla Souza. Considering the survival of the main characters and the transformation of Seth, portrayed by Dave Franco, into a vampire, a potential sequel could see the group reuniting to battle a new enemy.
J.J. Perry, known for his stunt work, delivered several memorable action sequences in the first film, and audiences can likely expect more in a potential sequel. Although it remains unclear which writer from “John Wick: Chapter 4” Perry was referring to, it could be Shay Hatten, who worked on the script for the original “Day Shift” movie. Michael Finch, the other screenwriter involved, has contributed to notable productions such as “Predators” and “American Assassin.”
Fans of the original film will be thrilled by this promising update on the “Day Shift” sequel. It will be intriguing to see what Jamie Foxx and J.J. Perry have in store for the next installment and how they continue to explore Bud’s unique line of work. Additionally, the choice of the writer for the sequel’s script will undoubtedly play a significant role in shaping the direction of “Day Shift 2.”