While it may not be on all of our radars, many good things were born from 2000’s cheery cheerleader hit, Bring it On. It further cemented its young star Kirsten Dunst as an actor to watch out for, it proved Eliza Dushku didn’t need to be wielding a stake to be a badass, and its writer/director, newcomer Peyton Reed, would later go on to gift us two awesome Ant-Man movies and multiple episodes of The Mandalorian, including that one featuring the return of that beloved character. (Go vote for it in this year’s BAFTA ‘Must See Moments’ poll if you were as bowled over as us!)
On the flipside, Bring it On also introduced five not-so-great things in its wake, too: namely, the series of cheap, unconnected direct-to-DVD sequels that followed. While there’s clearly a fanbase for the films, the same critics who lauded the original Bring it On were soon asking Universal to Knock it Off.
Why, then, would STARBURST bother reporting on a Bring It On sequel, you ask?
Give us a B! Give us an L! Give us an O! Give us another O! Give us a D! Give us an B! Give us an A! Give us a T! Give us an H! Gooooo… BLOODBATH!
Yes, the franchise is taking a surprising left-turn and receiving a horror make-over next year courtesy of SYFY, in Bring it On: Halloween. In a recent announcement regarding their upcoming slate, the channel described the film's story:
“Held down by restrictive rules, an embattled cheerleading squad seeks the freedom of a creepy, closed school gym to practice for regionals, but when members of the squad start to disappear, the cheerleaders must unmask their assailant to save themselves.”
Although she clearly wasn’t interested in reprising her character in any of the five Bring it On sequels, given Eliza Dushku’s experience with battling a Hellmouth’s-worth of monstrosities and the hillbilly wrong’uns of Wrong Turn, might we suggest SYFY give her a call? Unlikely, sure, but then again Syfy did pull off that insane The Banana Splits Movie, so all bets are off!
There’s no current release date for Bring it On: Halloween other than ‘sometime in 2022’, but we’ll go out on a limb and bravely say look out for it around October time.