First Look: Candles and The Kid in James Wan's 'Insidious: Chapter 2'
by Alex Billington
February 1, 2013
He's back! Playing the same eerie, possessed kid from James Wan's breakout indie horror hit Insidious, it's actor Ty Simpkins reprising his role as the young Dalton Lambert in the sequel. Yes, they always have to make a sequel to every successful horror film, especially this one. While the film already has an August release date later this year, production just got under way recently and director James Wan has been posting a bit of behind-the-scenes coverage of his twitter (@creepypuppet). His last tweet says, "You need lots of candles for hypnosis" with a tag indicating they're on Day 4 of 25, plus a great Instagram photo.
Here's the behind-the-scenes shot from James Wan's twitter. I think the photo speaks more than any words:
Not many details are known about the plot, which is being kept secret even as production is underway. James Wan is currently shooting Los Angeles, from another screenplay written by Leigh Whannell that follows-up where the first Insidious ends, after it turns out (spoiler) that Josh, played by Patrick Wilson, is also possessed. Wan has been posting a few other photos from the set since it started shooting earlier this week, including that shot of the house above. Most of the cast is returning, including Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, as well as Ty Simpkins as their son, plus Barbara Hershey and even Lin Shaye. We'll see how all that works out. Keep following James Wan for updates before a late August 30th release this year.