I felt that James Wan’s Insidious: Chapter Two was a bit if a step back in quality from the first film, and was nowhere near as good as The Conjuring. However, the sequel managed to take a whopping $148.8 million worldwide, and has become one of the years biggest horror films. Naturally, a sequel was announced almost instantly after its massive opening weekend, and now a release date has been confirmed.
Film District, Sony Pictures and Entertainment One have confirmed that Insidious: Chapter 3 will haunt cinemas on April 3rd 2015. This puts the sequel in direct competition with the sci-fi thriller, Passengers, which will star Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams.
While no director, or plot have been confirmed for the third Insidious film, it has been announced that Leigh Whannell will return to write. Whannell wrote both the previous films, and also starred in both as Specs, one half of the ghost hunting team of Specs and Tucker (Angus Sampson).
Whannell and Sampson are expected to return as Specs and Tucker, and also Lin Shaye is expected to reprise her role of Elise Rainier, although none of these have been confirmed yet. The first two films, both directed by James Wan, starred Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson, but it is unclear if they will be returning.
It is also unclear if Wan will be returning to direct, and the expectancy is that he won’t be. Announcing he is “done with horror” earlier this year, Wan will be hard at work with Fast & Furious 7, and it is doubtful he will be back for a third Insidious film.
Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Prods., which produced both “Insidious” films, is also on board to produce the third installment along with Oren Peli. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman and Xavier Marchand are exec producing.