It’s not quite Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, but most fans probably didn’t expect to see the horror-themed Bring It On series. Nevertheless, here we are, and Syfy is sharing the first images of a special show called Bring It On: Cheer or Die, and comes from Rebecca McKendry (Glorious) and She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, author of Dana Schwartz from a short story by Alyson Fuse ( Bring It On: Fight to the finish line). Originally titled Bring It On: Halloween, the movie was announced last May and will be released on Syfy (and possibly Peacock) later this fall.
Within 22 years of the original Bring It On, the film had no fewer than five sequels, none of which featured any of the original cast (all while Gabrielle Union is still waiting for them to call her). Well, if you knew this, you have an edge over most of us – and you won’t be as surprised as we are when we find out that Syfy is developing a slasher special version of Bring It On Halloween that will feature a team of desperate cheerleaders against a masked psychopath.
“We are thrilled to work with SYFY to continue this popular series with a brand new installment of famous filmmaker Karen Lam, the series’ first female director,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and vice president. Universal entertainment 1440. “In this new chapter we bring a fresh look at the historically comedy films in the series, in this next chapter we will introduce a multi-talented, diverse cast and will entertain longtime fans of” Bring It On “movies, and open the door to a legion of fans who like thrillers “.
In Bring It On: Cheer or Die by Universal 1440 Entertainment and Beacon Pictures, “a cheerleading squad’s plan to conduct a covert practice at a nearby abandoned school on Halloween takes a terrifying turn as their teammates begin to disappear one by one,” says the new synopsis The film was provided by Bloody Disgusting, which also made its film debut.
While the cheerleading element is certainly here, the idea of transplanting the Bring It On franchise into a horror movie feels a bit similar to what Warner Bros. and Syfy did in 2019 with The Banana Splits Movie, which transformed a series of children’s dolls into a horror movie, incorporating meta elements about a show that is losing relevance to modern audiences and facing appeal. It is also the first time Bring It On has made a major genre change, with each of the previous sequels focusing quite simply on the traditional cheerleading narrative.
Bring It On: Cheer or Die is executive producer on Beacon Pictures’ partners Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons, producer Griff Furst (You Might be the Killer), and co-producer Tony Gonzalez (Bring It On series) and C. Eve Stewart (Tales from the hood 3 ). Tony Gonzalez also returns as a choreographer to create acrobatics.
Missi Pyle (Josie and the Pussycats, Y the Last Man), Kerri Medders (SEAL Team) and Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale) will star in a film to be directed by Karen Lam (Van Helsing from Syfy).