Well, this was a surprise! Before most of us have even seen the highly anticipated PEARL prequel to Ti West’s “X” film due out September 16th, 2022, the director revealed a third film in the franchise; a direct sequel to “X” entitled MaXXXine is on the way last night after the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of PEARL.
According to the press release, the film is written and directed by Ti West with Mia Goth reprising one of her two roles in X. The film follows Maxine (Goth), after the events of X, as the sole survivor who continues her journey towards fame setting out to make it as an actress in 1980s Los Angeles.
Gotta dig that “Obsession” musical cue in the trailer as I have no doubt, probably holds a mightier significance than just an 80s cold opener intro for a trailer.
PEARL world premiered at the Venice Film Festival to universal acclaim and had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday. The film releases nationwide Friday, September 16. It is a prequel set decades before the grisly events of X, Mia Goth returns as the future psycho-biddy Pearl, here a starry-eyed farm girl with a short fuse and a deadly ambition.
MaXXXine is produced by A24, Jacob Jaffke with Ti West, and executive produced by Mia Goth. Additional producers include Kevin Turen and Harrison Kreiss.