Having loved the original I am more than pleased to report that James Wan and Leigh Whannell will be bringing us a sequel to supernatural chiller 'Insidious'. The Aussie duo already responsible for bringing us 'Saw', the most succesful horror franchise of all time, are teaming up once again to pen the follow-up which we're sure will be intelligently conceived and if Wan returns to the director's chair will hopefully be expertly executed. A few months back the domain name Insidious2movie.com was snapped up leading to rumours of a potential sequel but its finally been confirmed and we can all set our horror watches to 'excited'. No word on whether actors from the original, such as Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, will return and it's all tight-lipped (as expected) on actualy plot ideas at this stage. FilmDistrict will distribute in the US, whilst Alliance will release in Canada, Spain and here in the UK. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will handle all remaining territories. Check out what Whannell had to say about returning to the franchise below.
"Insidious was the most fun project I’ve ever worked on,” Whannell says. “From start to finish it was an absolute joy—from the writing of the screenplay, all the way to the first screening of the film at the Toronto film festival. I believe that James Wan and I achieved what we set out to do—create a horror film for horror fans…Both of us feel that we can mine more terror from the world we created and know that if we assemble every member of the original team, we will have an amazing continuation of the story for fans of the first film. Thank you so much to every fan—you are the reason why we do what we do. See you in The Further."
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