News

Insidious Chapter 2 Set for August 30, 2013 Release

Source:   FilmDistrict
November 19, 2012


FilmDistrict, Alliance Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions announced today that they will bring Insidious Chapter 2, the sequel to last year’s hit film Insidious, to U.S. theatres on August 30, 2013 via FilmDistrict.

Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins will reprise their roles in the film which will be directed by the original's James Wan from a script by the returning Leigh Whannell. Jason Blum, who produced Insidious, is producing the low-budget sequel through his Blumhouse Productions. Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli , Steven Schneider, and Charles Layton are executive producing. Production on the sequel is set to begin on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Peter Schlessel, FilmDistrict’s CEO, stated, “We are all very excited to see the next chapter of James and Leigh’s vision of the Further. It’s great to be in business again with Blumhouse, Alliance and Sony.”

“Blumhouse is committed to empowering filmmakers to tell their stories and we are excited to do that once again with the team from the first 'Insidious' including James and Leigh and the original cast,” said Blum. "We also look forward to working with our partners on the first film- FilmDistrict, Alliance and Sony."

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired the U.S. rights to the film in conjunction with FilmDistrict. Insidious Chapter 2 is being financed by Alliance Films. FilmDistrict will distribute the film theatrically in the United States, with Sony handling the majority of ancillary rights in the U.S. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, the UK (via its Momentum Pictures subsidiary) and Spain (via Aurum), and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in all other international territories.

The first film told the story of Josh and Renai Lambert and their son Dalton, confronting the demons that possess the young boy. The project was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and distributed by FilmDistrict. It was released on April 1, 2011, and has grossed $97 million worldwide. With the picture’s reported $1.5 million budget, it has led to the film being called the most profitable film of 2011.

Wan most recently directed The Conjuring for Warner Bros. The film, which reunites him with Wilson, will open on July 19, 2013. Wan is also set to direct a feature adaptation of the hit television series MacGyver for Warner Bros.


| 14 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Promo for Episode 20, Featuring Maria Hill
Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Red Army
Marshmallow Peeps Planned as Feature Film
Jon Turteltaub to Direct it's a small world
Flash Gordon is Headed Back to the Big Screen!
Dimension Films Plans Underwater Thriller 47 Meters Down
John Malkovich is the Pirate Blackbeard in the Trailer for Crossbones
Doug Liman Targets Space Adventure Railhead
Felicia Day and Steven Yeun to Voice Chew Animated Feature
First In-Game Screenshot From the Next Call of Duty
Blonde Sets Jessica Chastain as Marilyn Monroe
The Trailer for The Love Punch, Starring Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan
Robert Downey Jr. Delivers the First Photo From the Set of Avengers: Age of Ultron
Electro Takes Center Stage in a New The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Featurette
Check Out New Footage in the Latest X-Men: Days of Future Past TV Spot
New Dates Announced for Foxcatcher and The Nest
First Clip From Episode 2.20 of Arrow Debuts
Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette to Headline Miss You Already

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners