'Insidious 2': Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne Return, 2013 Release Set

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Director James Wan has been so busy that we didn't think we'd see 'Insidious 2' so soon, but it looks like Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne have signed on for the sequel, which will be released on August 30, 2013.

According to THR, all engines are go for 'Insidious 2,' which they're referring to as 'Insidious Chapter 2' -- we kind of like that title, which denotes chapters in a spooky book because 'Insidious' definitely had that bookish aesthetic going for it.

Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne will reprise their roles from the first film alongside returning actors Lin Shaye (oh hell yes, we said), Ty Simpkins, and writer Leigh Whannell, who will once again pull double-duty as actor and screenwriter. Of all the news surrounding the sequel, we have to say the thing we're looking forward to most is the return of Shaye's medium and her two goofy ghost-hunters, which provided some of the film's most memorable imagery.

James Wan will once again direct, having just come off of 'The Conjuring,' another spooky tale starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as famed ghost-hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren. Wan is also currently attached to direct a 'MacGyver' film.

FilmDistrict will release 'Insidious Chapter 2' on August 30, 2013, giving a little competition to the highly-anticipated horror comedy 'You're Next,' which hits theaters one week earlier on August 23.

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