‘Insidious’ sequel in the works

Director James Wan and same creative team back for more horror

A sequel to “Insidious” is on the way with the same creative team on board.

James Wan is in talks to direct again with Leigh Whannell on board to script. Jason Blum will again produce through his Blumhouse Prods. shingle with Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider exec producing.

The sequel — which will go into production later this year for a 2013 release — will be financed by Alliance Films which also financed the first film.

Insidious” was a surprise hit last year with $54 million in domestic cume as the first title from FilmDistrict and $155 million worldwide.

The original “Insidious,” with a $1.5 million budget, starred Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as parents confronting the demons that possessed their young son. Wan and Whannell are keeping the plot of the sequel under wraps.

“Insidious” was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions at the 2010 Toronto fest. SPWA has acquired U.S. rights to the film in concert with FilmDistrict.

FilmDistrict will distribute the film in the United States, with Alliance distributing in Canada, the U.K. (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and Spain (via Aurum), and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions distributing the remaining international territories.

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