Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson & Director James Wan Back for 'Insidious 2'
by Ethan Anderton
November 19, 2012
After being made for just $1.5 million and raking in just over $97 million at the worldwide box office, the horror film Insidious from Saw director James Wan was one of the most successful films of 2011. As we heard back in February, writer Leigh Whannell and Wan are both returning for the sequel, and now a press release from Film District, Alliance Films and Sony Pictures has announced that Insidious Chapter 2 will also bring back the terrified family played by Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins along with spiritual medium played by Lin Shaye. So just what kind of story will we be dealing with here?
Unfortunately, the press release offers no hints as to how the sequel will continue the story. In the first film (spoilers ahead for those who haven't seen it), after Josh (Patrick Wilson) returns from a strange spirit world to bring his son back to consciousness, it's revealed that the father is possessed himself. After choking the medium (Lin Shaye), seemingly to death, and then being confronted by his wife (Rose Byrne), the film ends rather ambiguously, but without much hope for the family. Therefore, it'll be interesting to see how the film continues the haunting.
We're just hoping it turns out better than the original film which felt like two different horror films thrown together, and not in a good combination. The low budget film will have quite a quick turnaround as production begins in January, and the film is set to hit theaters on August 30th, 2013. The film might be better off arriving at Halloween where the only horror film expected in that month currently is Paranormal Activity 5. We'll have to wait and see what happens.