Horror movie hit "Insidious" will continue to spread fear and terror with a planned sequel. FilmDistrict is currently moving forward with the follow-up movie, which will bring back the production team from the original film.
Director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell are set to return to the horror sequel. Jason Blum, meanwhile, will reprise his producing duty through his Blumhouse Prods. banner. The planned project is set to kick off its production later this year and is eyeing a 2013 release in the U.S. theaters.
Of the upcoming Insidious sequel, Whannell said, "It is with great excitement that we announce our commitment to a second installment of this story. 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."
Wan and Whannell are still keeping details of the sequel under very tight wraps. It is also unclear whether or not the original stars, Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, would return to the follow-up movie.
"Insidious", which was released in 2011, follows a couple whose home is possessed by dark spirit. As a result, their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, the couple move again only to realize that it was not their house that was haunted.
The first film, which cost only $1.5 million to produce, has surprisingly grossed $54 million domestically and $155 million worldwide. The original movie was first acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.