Ti West’s ‘X’ franchise continues to gain momentum as a third film has been announced just days before the release of X’s prequel film, Pearl.
The news comes from Deadline, who report that Ti West made the announcement at the Midnight Madness premiere of Pearl in Toronto last night. The film will be titled MaXXXine and will be set in 1985. A24, the production company behind the films, also released a short teaser trailer that confirms the title and reveals that the film is coming soon. You can check it out below.
Deadline’s report states:
Mia Goth will be back and reprising one of the two roles she played in X. It 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 1980’s Los Angeles. The film hasn’t yet been shot but is on a fast track after being greenlit by A24. It all stems from X, which launched Goth as the survivor of a porn shoot that goes awry when their hosts in rural Texas see what they are doing and the cast and crew ends up fighting for their lives.
Pearl arrives in North American theatres this Friday and follows the titular character decades before the bloody events of X. Early reviews of the film have been positive, with many praising Mia Goth’s portrayal of the character.
The film’s synopsis reads:
Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X, in this astonishing follow-up to the year’s most acclaimed horror film. Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl finds her ambitions, temptations, and repressions all colliding in this stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X’s iconic villain.