The 2022 movie Fall was something that I initially slept on. I had no interest in seeing it in theaters or when it came out on digital. And I really did a disservice to myself. Because when I watched Fall it absolutely blew my mind and gave me heaps of anxiety. But I was right about not watching it in the theater. Because if it gave me anxiety on the small screen then I can’t imagine it on the big screen. And now this movie is turning into a franchise with familiar characters returning as well as Scott Mann, who directed and co-wrote the original movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the survival thriller became a hit for Lionsgate in 2022. With a budget of $3 million, it managed to make $20 million at the box office. And this was, for those not familiar, a survival story that had a small set and two main lead characters as the sole focus. It was a contained story about two young women who climb this tower and get stuck at the very tippity top. Their story of survival was filmed in a way that gave you anxiety but also made you super grateful to not be stories upon stories in the air with no way down.
So far we’re getting Fall 2 and 3. And before you say, “What other crazy tall place can they end up at?” there are plenty of places around the world that have been abandoned to time. Places that no one thinks about because the technology has already been surpassed and places forgotten. But there are also places built even more recently that have been abandoned. There is the Ghost Tower in Bangkok, Thailand. That building is 49 floors and was abandoned due to a financial crisis. There’s also a 45-story building known as the Tower of David in Caracas, Venezuela that is abandoned.
But we can even expand on that when it comes to places that they could fall from in the second and third movies. Because we haven’t taken into account natural places that could be part of this. Angel Falls in Venezuela has a height of 3,212 ft. Then you have mountains and cliffsides that you can explore. You can even do caves. The Krubera cave in Georgia is one of the deepest in the world and goes to adapter 7,215 ft. The two sequels can even make up some landmarks and we would totally watch. Because it isn’t about the locations. It’s about the feeling you get when you are in a high tension situation and you just want them to survive. And I’m betting that will happen with Fall 2 and 3 when they come out.