Leigh Whannell

Rumor: New ‘Saw’ Sequel on the Way From the Writers of ‘Piranha 3D’

by Britt Hayes February 9, 2016 @ 7:51 PM
Rumors have persisted for years that Lionsgate wasn’t quite done with the Saw franchise — even though the last sequel was titled Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. But titles are meaningless as long as there’s money to be made, and with that pesky Paranormal Activity franchise out of the way (for now), it looks like Lionsgate is reviving the franchise that introduced us to James Wan, Jigsaw and a multi-film timeline so convoluted it would give Quentin Tarantino the spins.

‘Cooties’ Trailer: Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson vs. a Bunch of Zombie Kids

by Britt Hayes May 20, 2015 @ 7:52 PM
Remember cooties? That made-up disease that we used as an excuse to avoid kids when we were in grade school? The new horror comedy Cooties takes that fictional, juvenile ailment and turns it into something deadly — and hilarious. Clearly none of these people got their annual cooties shot.

‘Insidious Chapter 3’ Trailer: Once More Into the Further We Go

by Britt Hayes April 2, 2015 @ 5:45 PM
While James Wan was off making Furious 7, writer and collaborator Leigh Whannell was working on his directorial debut: Insidious Chapter 3, a prequel which promises to reveal the origins of the franchise’s spooky ghosts by taking us all back into the Further for another terrifying go-round. The final (and international) trailer for the film has landed online, offering an extended look at the latest installment in this chilling franchise.

'Insidious: Chapter 3' Trailer: Yep, That's Definitely an 'Insidious' Movie

by Jacob Hall October 23, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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.

'Saw 8' Might Bring Back Original Team James Wan and Leigh Whannell

by Britt Hayes October 15, 2014 @ 7:16 PM
We've heard some rumblings over the last few years of a possible 'Saw 8,' but after the definitive events at the end of 'Saw 7,' it seemed like the franchise definitely needed to take a breather. Now, for the first time, the producers have spoken out about their plans for a new sequel as we approach the original film's 10th anniversary. And it looks like 'Saw' director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell might just be ready to return to the series they started.

'Insidious 3' Nabs a New (But Familiar) Director

by Jacob Hall May 7, 2014 @ 3:24 PM
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With director James Wan off doing 'Fast and Furious 7' (and supposedly leaving his horror roots behind), the massively successful 'Insidious' franchise was without a director for 'Insidious 3' ... until right now! (Queue music sting! Movie news jump scare!) Today, it was announced that Leigh Whannell, the writer of the previous two films, will make his directorial debut with 'Insidious: Chapter 3.'

'Insidious Chapter 2' Scares Up First Clip and New Poster

by Britt Hayes July 17, 2013 @ 1:05 PM
We're still a couple of months away from the release of James Wan's 'Insidious Chapter 2' -- the first official trailer showed us that we're in for another spooky treat, and this first clip confirms that Wan is definitely up to his old scary tricks, with your favorite ghost hunters returning for another round with some sinister forces.