James Wan is on fire.
The Saw director not only has The Conjuring opening this summer, but also a second installment of his now franchise film, Insidious. Insidious Chapter 2 is scheduled to be released August 30, 2013 and will begin production on January 13.
Stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne will reprise their roles in the new film and actors Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins will also return to the cast. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell is back on board and Jason Blum is returning as producer.
I am not a huge fan of Insidious (why does the demon have his ears pierced?), but admittedly, I am in the minority. Wan's paranormal tale was made on a shoestring budget of just $1.5M but brought in a whopping $97M worldwide at the box office, making it a huge success story and paving the way for more demonic films in 2012.
Coming Soon has some additional information about Chapter 2, via the press release:
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 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. "We also look forward to working with our partners on the first film- FilmDistrict, Alliance and Sony."
Via THR and Coming Soon