Although original director James Wan has left the franchise to move onto a little movie called 'Fast and Furious 7,' the 'Insidious: Chapter 3' trailer shows that this awesomely bonkers horror franchise is still in good hands. Series screenwriter Leigh Whannell is now in the director's chair and he definitely seems to have picked up a thing or two from his old collaborator.
Focus Features announced today that the latest installment of the 'Insidious' franchise, 'Insidious 3,' has officially commenced with production. However, while cast members Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Mr. Whannell are reprising their roles from the previous films, this next chapter is not a continuation -- it's a prequel!
The new studio model for sequels is to call your release date before you have a cast or crew, and often before you have a script. The latest film to get dated ahead of anything else substantial is 'Insidious 3,' which production company FilmDistrict previously announced would be happening after 'Insidious Chapter 2' opened to $41 million.