Universal has just dropped a lot of information for the upcoming fourth entry in the James Wan-created Insidious franchise. Leigh Whanell, who directed the third film, has been confirmed as the writer and Adam Robitel, who directed the acclaimed The Taking of Deborah Logan will be helming the film, which is locked for an October 20th, 2017 release date. Jason Blum, Oren Peli, and James Wan are all acting as producers.
Confirmed to return is Lin Shaye, who will reprise her role as paranormal investigator Elise Rainer.
Last year, Whanell spoke to We Got This Covered, saying, “That whole area there where Elise has rediscovered her gift, I think you could have a lot of adventures before she arrives. So I think there is a lot of room there.”
The first Insidious came out in 2010 and was a smash success, generating nearly $100 million off a $1.5 million budget. A sequel came out in 2013 and the third film, which acted as a prequel, was released last summer. Both follow-ups took over $100 million, making them box office smash hits.