One of the big box office successes of the year so far has been the horror movie Insidious, from director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell. The film, starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins and Barbara Hershey, opened in theaters on April 1 and has earned $52.7 million domestically. That’s on a budget of just $1.5 million.
ShockTillYouDrop.com talked to producer Jason Blum this week about the possibility of a sequel.
“I wouldn’t say we’re not considering it,” he said. “There’s no plan, no release date, nothing like that. I think James feels the same as Oren [Peli]. Oren was very skeptical about doing a sequel to Paranormal Activity until Michael [Perry] pitched an idea and it made sense. If Leigh comes up with a story that’s inventive and you feel like there’s a story to tell – as opposed to ‘let’s make another movie and make money’ – and he comes up with something James feels is worth making we would do it. And if Leigh doesn’t, we won’t.”