Lucifer sequel gets a title, Empuraan will see Mohanlal return as Stephen Nedumpally
Prithviraj's directorial debut Lucifer was a massive success at the box office, and its sequel is expected to start rolling by the second half of next year
Putting months of speculation to rest, Prithviraj has officially announced that he is going ahead with plans to direct a sequel to his blockbuster directorial debut, Lucifer. The actor-turned-director made the announcement at a press meet organised at Mohanlal's residence in Kochi.
The project has been officially titled, Empuraan. Mohanlal will be returning as Stephen Nedumpally aka Khureshi Ab'Raam. Prithviraj added that he will start filming by the second half of next year. A release date has not been fixed yet.
The first film hinted at the possibility of a sequel possibility with its ending. And consequently, many Lucifer fans have been eagerly waiting for this exciting announcement ever since that film's release on March 28. Murali Gopy is returning to pen the sequel and Antony Perumbavoor to produce under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas.
Co-starring Manju Warrier, Indrajith Sukumaran, Vivek Oberoi, and Tovino Thomas, Lucifer made a worldwide gross of Rs 200 crore. It was also the first Malayalam film to be released on Amazon Prime while still running in theatres.