It should come as no surprise that a sequel to Insidious is going forward. After all, the first one had an amazing return on investment.
But what hasn’t been confirmed (until now) is the involvement of Leigh Whannell and James Wan. There had even been talk of the film moving forward without them. When I spoke to Wan in October he had this to say, “The film is about to push 100 million worldwide right now, so I wish I could give you a creative response but when a film like this makes so much money the powers that be usually like to see a sequel. We would only do it if we could come up with something really cool and really unique. That’s why I never did and of the ‘Saw’ sequels because I didn’t want to repeat myself. But if there’s a cool idea, we’ll do it.”
Well he must have found a cool idea! Because it looks like both Whannell and Wan are in. “A sequel to the horror hit Insidious is in the works, with Leigh Whannell returning to write the script and James Wan in talks to once again direct. Jason Blum will produce through Blumhouse Productions and Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider will be exec producers.”
“Insidious was the most fun project I’ve ever worked on,” Whannell said in a statement. “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.”
Wan and Whannell are keeping the plot of the sequel under wraps. What do you guys hope for in the sequel?