With Insidious reported as the most profitable film of 2011, and has grossed $97 million worldwide since it was released on April 1, 2011. It’s far from shocking to hear that the sequel, Insidious Chapter 2, is set to begin production on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles with James Wan returning to helm the project from a script written by Leigh Whannell, who also wrote the first film.
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins who helped captivatemovie fans in the first film are confirmed to reprise their roles in Insidious Chapter 2.
Peter Schlessel, FilmDistrict’s CEO, stated,
“We are all very excited to see the next chapter of James and Leigh’s vision of the Further. It’s great to be in business again with Blumhouse, Alliance and Sony.”
Blumhouse Productions stated the following,
“Blumhouse is committed to empowering filmmakers to tell their stories and we are excited to do that once again with the team from the first INSIDIOUS including James and Leigh and the original cast,” said Blum.
FilmDistrict, Alliance Films and Sony Pictures also announced in yesterday’s press release that the U.S. theater date is slated on August 30, 2013 via FilmDistrict.