As we previously reported, Insidious: Chapter 3 is coming soon and for fans of the series, the announcement today of the hiring of a director should be fantastic news.
Leigh Whannell, the screenwriter for Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2 has been tapped to helm the series’ next chapter, which has proven to be one of the more successful horror film series in recent memory. James Wan had directed the previous two, but has now moved on to helm Fast and Furious 7.
Insidious: Chapter 2 opened last year and banked $40 million in its opening weekend, making it one of the highest grossing premieres for a horror movie in history.
Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions will produce along with Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity franchise) and Wan.
The studio behind the series is also clearly thrilled. “It’s with great pleasure that we turn the Insidious franchise over to the co-creator Leigh Whannell,” said Peter Schlessel, Focus Features’ CEO.
“We are all excited to see in what direction Leigh takes the next installment and we are also glad to welcome James Wan to his new role as producer.”
Blum mirrored Schlessel’s sentiment. “We are all excited to bring a third film to audiences and know James and Leigh have great things in store for our fans," added Blum.
Look for Insidious: Chapter 3 on April 3, 2015 and until then, let’s see how the horror started and watch Insidious online.