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'Insidious' Scares Up a Sequel

Last year's unexpected hit paranormal thriller Insidious proved itself more than worthy of a sequel, earning 100 million dollars at theaters across the world on a budget of only 1.5 million. Now it's official -- the first film's producers, including Oren Peli, will return, and perhaps its writer and director as well. Details after the jump.

Of the Insidious sequel, The Hollywood Reporter says "The original creative team, director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, is in talks to return for the new film. Jason Blum will be back as producer."

"The movie was released in April and scared up almost $100 million worldwide on a budget of only $1.5 million.

"It is unclear whether the sequel will continue the story or whether the lead actors will return. [Star Rose] Byrne's stock has risen since the first movie as she was part of Bridesmaids, the surprise comedy hit that has opened new doors for all its leads. She also starred in the summer 2011 tentpole X-Men: First Class.

"The sequel is scheduled to go into production this year for a 2013 release.

"Oren Peli and Steven Schneider, who acted as producers on the first film, will executive produce along with Brian Kavanaugh Jones."