Wow! This is gonna be a quick turnaround, and it also means that director James Wan (Saw, Insidious) will have TWO movies opening next summer. In theaters just a month or so after his hotly anticipated The Conjuring, which is apparently amazing, will be Insidious Chapter 2! That’s kind of a weird title, but I suppose I like its stately nature. The film is set to open on August 30th, 2013. As previously reported, Leigh Whannell will be writing the script.
Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins are all returning. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is producing (with Alliance financing). FilmDistrict will distribute the film theatrically in the United States, with Sony handling the majority of domestic ancillary rights. Alliance will distribute in Canada, the U.K. (through its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and Spain (through Aurum), and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in all other international territories.
Production on the sequel is set to begin on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles. Talk about being on the fast track!