Leigh Whannell & James Wan Are Returning for an 'Insidious' Sequel
After racking up almost $100 million from a film that only cost $1.5 million to make, it is no surprise to hear that the supernatural horror flick Insidious is getting the sequel treatment. Deadline reports writer Leigh Whannell and director James Wan are both returning for the sequel, but it's not clear of any of the original cast members will return or even what the story will focus on this time. I'm at least mildly interested even though the second half of the first film left a bad taste in my mouth, mostly because it's an entirely different style of horror than the first half, almost as if two directors worked on the film separately.
Wan says, “Insidious was the most fun project I’ve ever worked on. From start to finish it was an absolute joy—from the writing of the screenplay, all the way to the first screening of the film at the Toronto film festival. I believe that James Wan and I achieved what we set out to do—create a horror film for horror fans. 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.” Hopefully this time they craft a more cohesive singular piece of horror as opposed to two linked short films, which is exactly what the first Insidious felt like, and that's after seeing the film a few times.