Here's what Peter Schlessel, FilmDistrict's CEO, had to say about the sequel.
Producer Jason Blum also released a statement regarding the sequel.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired the U.S. rights to the film in conjunction with FilmDistrict. Insidious Chapter 2, is being financed by Alliance Films. FilmDistrict will distribute the film theatrically in the United States, with Sony handling the majority of ancillary rights in the U.S. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, the UK (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and Spain (via Aurum), and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in all other international territories.
The first Insidious, starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, told the story of Josh and Renai Lambert and their son Dalton, confronting the demons that possess the young boy. The project was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and distributed by FilmDistrict. It was released on April 1, 2011, and has grossed $97 million worldwide. With the picture's reported $1.5 million budget, it has led to the film being called the most profitable film of 2011.
Wan most recently directed The Conjuring for Warner Bros. The film, which reunited him with Insidious star Patrick Wilson, will open on July 19. Wan is also set to direct a feature adaptation of the hit television series MacGyver for Warner Bros.
Wilson and Byrne are represented by CAA. Byrne is also represented by RGM Artist Group. Shaye is represented by Don Buchwald & Assoc. / Fortitude. Simpkins is represented by ICM Partners. Wan and Whannell are represented by Paradigm and Stacey Testro International.
Blumhouse, which produced Insidious, has created a model of producing low-budget genre films for wide release and the company has produced five movies in the past two years that out grossed their budgets on opening weekend, most recently Sinister and Paranormal Activity 4.
Insidious Chapter 2 was released September 13th, 2013 and stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson. The film is directed by James Wan.