'Insidious 3' Coming in 2014

Series creator Leigh Whannell will be back to write this third installment, though director James Wan will not return.
Insidious 3 coming in 2014
Insidious 3 coming in 2014
Entertainment One (eOne), FilmDistrict, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) announced today that together they will be developing Insidious 3, the third chapter of the micro-budgeted Insidious film franchise which Leigh Whannell has signed on to write. Leigh Whannell has written both Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2 which just had a stellar first weekend release in North America debuting to more than $40 million at the box office making it one of the largest horror genre openings ever and one of the biggest openings for a film released in the month of September. Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli.

In a joint statement, Peter Schlessel, FilmDistrict's CEO, Xavier Marchand, eOne's President, Film Production, and Steven Bersch, President of SPWA, said,

"The release of the first Insidious resonated with audiences around the world and quickly became one of the most talked about films in 2011. This weekend moviegoers enjoyed the terrifying continuation of the first film and we are confident they will be excited to see the third chapter of the Insidious world. There is nobody better suited to bring audiences the next chapter of this haunting story than Leigh Whannell who has brilliantly written both Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2."


Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse said,

"FilmDistrict, eOne and SPWA have been incredible partners on the Insidious franchise. We are all so grateful for how audiences embraced James Wan and Leigh Whannell 's latest film and are excited to see what Leigh has in store for the third chapter."


The first Insidious 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 in the US. eOne handles rights to the film in Canada, U.K. and Spain, and Sony handles rights in the rest of the world. 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.

Insidious Chapter 2, the terrifying sequel, follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Insidious Chapter 3 comes to theaters May 29th, 2015 and stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Hayley Kiyoko, Leigh Whannell, Michael Reid MacKay, Angus Sampson, Ele Keats. The film is directed by Leigh Whannell.


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Comments (8)

  1. CelluloidDreams

    ...and in 5 years ...ROFL.... "Insidious15"!

    11 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. The Real Goku

    The 2nd one was pretty good but I don't want it to turn into paranormal activity.

    11 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    James Wan to Direct The Flash!

    11 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Get a young filmmaker on the case- Get THe guy who did The Inkeepers or Ben Wheatley , a young aspired director. Someone who could bring osmething as fresh as Wan has :) Like me hahaha

    11 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  5. TheDude1

    As long as Whannell comes back to write this then I'll see it.

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  6. Writer220

    James won't be apart of it since he's working on non horror films.

    11 months agoby @writer220Flag

  7. LuxoIII

    The end of the second movie made that obvious.

    11 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Obviously.

    11 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag