The Kidd here...
If you thought everyone was either dead (Lin Shaye) or about to die (the rest of the original cast) in last year's INSIDIOUS, you couldn't be more wrong. Yesterday, FilmDistrict announced their plans for the sequel, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2, which involves bringing back everyone - Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins - for next year's follow-up, with James Wan back behind the camera directing from another Leigh Whannell script. Ah... it's like they're putting the whole band back together.
I wasn't a big fan of INSIDIOUS... or at least not once they actually headed into The Further, and then a pretty solid film seemed to quickly head off the rails... but given the profit made by the original ($97 million gross worldwide from a $1.5 million budget), a sequel was a certainty, and I'm actually curious to see where Wan and Whannell decide to take the story next, given the revelation surrounding Wilson's character to close out the movie.
I'd imagine CHAPTER 2 may pick up exactly where the first one left off, if for no other reason than that's the only way Lin Shaye's reprisal makes any sense... but then again, anything can happen in the movies, whether sensical or not.
Production is expected to ramp up on INSIDIOUS come January, with a August 30, 2013 release date already being staked out on the calendar. That'd give Wan two summer horror films with THE CONJURING, which I'm hearing really strong positive things about, set to bow for Warner Bros. on July 19 already.
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