‘Insidious 3’ Already in the Works

'Insidious 3' Already the Works

FilmDistrict, eOne, SPWA partnering

Following a dominant opening for “Insidious: Chapter 2,” Entertainment One, FilmDistrict, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions are developing the third chapter of the micro-budgeted scare franchise.

Leigh Whannell has signed on to write after penning both of the “Insidious” films.

Insidious: Chapter 2” dominated the U.S. box office this weekend with $41.1 million.

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Prods., which produced both “Insidious” films, is also on board to produce the third  installment along with Oren Peli. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman and Xavier Marchand are exec producing.

The first two films starred Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, and Barbara Hershey and were directed by James Wan. It’s not clear if Wan — currently shooting the seventh “Fast and Furious” — will return for the third installment.

The first “Insidious,” made for $1.5 million, forcused on the Lambert family and their son confronting demons that possess the young boy. The film was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival and went on to gross $97 million worldwide via FilmDistrict in the U.S., eOne handles in Canada, U.K. and Spain, and Sony handling rights in the rest of the world.

“Insidious: Chapter 2,” made for $5 million, was touted as opening on Friday the 13th. The second film centers on the protagonists moving into a new house, only to find that the demons have followed the family.

Whannell is represented by Paradigm.

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  1. miranda lee-velazquez says:

    The second insidious was awesome. It was so cool to finally see patrick wilson play evil! Can’t wait for the third part!

  2. zaara says:

    Just shows, simplicity is key to sucess. Te low budgets but movie is not o.t.t. hope they dont stretch it. Loove patrick wilson, omg hes soo handsome! N awesome actor. I keep forgettim the wifes name, but she is a brilliant actress too. Loved the movue, fav bit, fight scenes between couple. How she hits him with a pan, go girl. I lov patrick not parker lol i want it on dvd when its released. I love insidiousesssss xxx the dice thing was awesome too sooo creepy.

    • miranda lee-velazquez says:

      I fell in love with patrick wilson after seeing him play that role in the second part! Awesome acting! You know what i would’ve loved though?…to see him get an exorcism! It’s not everyday you see a hot male character become possessed. So much fun. I get sick of watching just females get haunted or possessed. It’s gettin’ pretty old.

  3. zaara says:

    Yaay! Everytime i hear good news regarding either isidious movies i get super excited. I jus watched chaptdr two today n loved it, i hope they explaim in part three how the adult josh was seen by the young josh many years ago… Chapter two was scarierr i think! Lovef it. N eaager for part three. That one shouldnt continue from where this finished but probs a year later when kelly is bigger too, so they cn do more wuth a 2year old . Loved the scend between the white dress woman n baby, was sad but scary. We couldnt stop screamin in cinemas. These guys r causing heart attacks lool xx jokin. Loved it. Cnt wait for moreeeee

  4. Robin says:

    Hopefully the third elaborates on the lipstick faced demon! They kind of left that open at the end, I thought. I think the Lambert family chapter is closed but that doesn’t mean the Specs, Tucker and Elise part shouldn’t continue.

  5. Ray Valentino says:

    “…Demons have followed the family” and apparently they have followed Hollywood executives to scare them into extending this garbage a 3rd time.

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