Focus Features, Entertainment One, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Blumhouse Productions officially announced that that co-creator/screenplay writer Leigh Whannell will direct Insidious Chapter 3 (2015) while James Wan will produce. Insidious Chapter 3 is set to release in movie theaters this April 3, 2015.
Whannell stated on his Twitter Page:
I am really excited and I know I have giant shoes to fill. Let’s do this @blumhouse!
Watching @creepypuppet work over the past decade has been the best film school for horror anyone could wish for!
Peter Schlessel, Focus Features’ CEO, said, "It’s with great pleasure that we turn the INSIDIOUS franchise over to the co-creator Leigh Whannell. 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."
Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse said, "We are all excited to bring a third film to audiences and know James and Leigh have great things in store for our fans. eOne and SPWA have been incredible partners on the INSIDIOUS franchise and we look forward to working together along with Focus Features, James Wan and Leigh on the next installment."
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Synopsis: A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Directors: Leigh Whannell
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Leigh Whannell
Producers: Laura Altmann, Jason Blum, Jeanette Brill, Lia Buman, Bailey Conway, Phillip Dawe, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Xavier Marchand, Rick Osako, Oren Peli, Peter Schlessel, Steven Schneider, James Wan
Musicians: Joseph Bishara
Editors: Timothy Alverson
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