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Insidious 3 has officially been announced; Leigh Whannell on board

Sep. 16, 2013by: Eric Walkuski

To the surprise of no one, INSIDIOUS 3 has been announced. On the heels of the $41 million opening of INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, this makes all the sense in the world. Leigh Whannell will once again pen the screenplay, although it doesn't look as though James Wan will direct.

Read the full press release below:

Entertainment One (eOne), FilmDistrict, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) announced today that together they will be developing the third chapter of the micro-budgeted INSIDIOUS film franchise which Leigh Whannell has signed on to write. Whannell has written both INSIDIOUS and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 which just had a stellar first weekend release in North America debuting to more than $40 million at the box office making it one of the largest horror genre openings ever and one of the biggest openings for a film released in the month of September. Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both INSIDIOUS and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman and Xavier Marchand are executive producing.

In a joint statement, Peter Schlessel, FilmDistrict’s CEO, Xavier Marchand, eOne’s President, Film Production, and Steven Bersch, President of SPWA, said, “The release of the first INSIDIOUS resonated with audiences around the world and quickly became one of the most talked about films in 2011. This weekend moviegoers enjoyed the terrifying continuation of the first film and we are confident they will be excited to see the third chapter of the INSIDIOUS world. There is nobody better suited to bring audiences the next chapter of this haunting story than Leigh who has brilliantly written both INSIDIOUS and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2.”

Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse said, “FilmDistrict, eOne and SPWA have been incredible partners on the INSIDIOUS franchise. We are all so grateful for how audiences embraced James Wan and Leigh’s latest film and are excited to see what Leigh has in store for the third chapter.”


INSIDIOUS 2's bad mama, Danielle Bisutti

Extra Tidbit: Fun fact: With THE CONJURING and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER TWO, James Wan becomes only the second director who has had two movies open over $40 million in the same year—the Wachowski siblings did it in 2003 with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
Source: Deadline

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9:07AM on 09/18/2013
I love Insidious 1 but haven't checked out Insidious 2 yet so I'm still on the fence with the 3rd movie.
I love Insidious 1 but haven't checked out Insidious 2 yet so I'm still on the fence with the 3rd movie.
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10:33PM on 09/16/2013
i loved the first insidious 9/10 and chapter 8/10. Its unfrotunate wan is going to have to waste his talents on the fast and the furious franchise. Hoepfully they'll give it to a director with a vision.
i loved the first insidious 9/10 and chapter 8/10. Its unfrotunate wan is going to have to waste his talents on the fast and the furious franchise. Hoepfully they'll give it to a director with a vision.
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4:12PM on 09/16/2013

from this point on.....

the rest of the insidious movies will be diluted. First and second coincided with each other. this franchise will just be like Final Destination where it will just be about haunted people who deal with that Darth Maul demon. Darth Maul never died, he just went into the further.
the rest of the insidious movies will be diluted. First and second coincided with each other. this franchise will just be like Final Destination where it will just be about haunted people who deal with that Darth Maul demon. Darth Maul never died, he just went into the further.
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3:40PM on 09/16/2013
Given the money it brings it, not surprised.
Given the money it brings it, not surprised.
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