Taika Waititi reveals details on What We Do in the Shadows sequel

Beloved Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi says he is in the process of writing We're Wolves, a follow-up to his 2014 cult vampire hit What We Do in the Shadows.

Waititi, who has just released his first blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok, to much critical acclaim, will once again team up with Flight of the Conchords co-creator Jemaine Clement to make the film.

But don't expect to be watching it at the cinema any time soon, with Waititi admitting in an interview with Build Series NYC that if it's anything like its predecessor, We're Wolves may take many years to come to fruition.

"You're not going to see it for seven years. We are notoriously terrible at writing together, Jemaine and I," he said.

"It normally takes place over emails, and so we'll email each other one line of dialogue once a month. And that's why What We Do in the Shadows took six years to write."

With rumours circulating for a long time that a sequel is in the works, Waititi revealed "the rumour's true", but says it'll be in the form of a film, rather than a TV show.

"We'll co-direct, and basically it follows the group of werewolves [from the first film], and the movie's called We're Wolves. We are wolves. Werewolves. Get it? It's a word play."

The latest comments come in contrast to what he told Fandango last week, when he announced he was trying to develop a What We Do in the Shadows television series in the US.

He also spoke in that interview about a New Zealand-based spinoff that follows the What We Do in the Shadows cops as they investigate paranormal activity.