It’s already been noted a few times what a crazy year 2015 is going to be for movies, especially anticipated sequels, and you can add another one to the list as it was announced today that Insidious Chapter 3, the second horror franchise created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell of “Saw” fame, will open in North America on April 3 of that year.
So far, all we know about the threequel, which was teased at the end of Insidous Chapter 2–a sequel that grossed $149 million worldwide since opening in September–is that it will be written once again by Whannell. He’ll also likely return as his supernatural investigator character “Specs.”
No director has been announced for the movie as of yet–original director James Wan is currently working on finishing up Fast & Furious 7 for a 2014 release–but one has to expect that announcement will come soon now that they’ve set a release date.
It’s also interesting to note that the movie will be released officially under the “Focus Features” banner following the merger of Focus with original Insidious distributor FilmDistrict.
Although April 2015 is still fairly open, as of now, Insidious Chapter 3 will be taking on Keanu Reeves’ sci-fi romance Passengers, which was just put on that date last week by the Weinstein Company.