As things have picked pace for the pre-production of Insidious 3 and with a few things in place the spoilers and hints have been surfacing, one thing most fans are curious about is if the third in the indie horror franchise will pick up from where Insidious 2 left off.
In a recent review it was suggested that the twist at the end of Insidious 2 might be pursued in Insidious 3 but the truth is that might not be the case.
Leigh Whannell, who was the writer for the first two films will also be directing this one. In April Whannell dropped a news bit for fans stating that Insidious 3's plot will be similar to the first film in the franchise and not the second.
"Insidious 3 is a lot more like part one than two. I'm working on it right now, so thought I'd tell those who care where it's headed," Whannell tweeted on April 17.
Insidious: Chapter 2 was released on Sept. 13 and topped the U.S. box office scoring $41.1 million over in its opening weekend. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, and Barbara Hershey reprised their roles from the first film in the series.
The first film followed the story of the haunted Lambert family, whose son inexiplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for demons. In Insidious: Chapter 2, the married couple try to explore the secrets that tie them to the paranormal world and the demons that possessed their son.
Entertainment One, FilmDistrict, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will be developing the third chapter of the micro-budgeted franchise. Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions) will be co-producing the third film with Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity). Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman and Xavier Marchand will come on board as executive producers.
The first installment in the franchise, Insidious, was made for only $1.5 million and released in 2010. The film went on to gross $97 million worldwide. Insidious: Chapter 2 was made for $5 million.
Watch the trailer for Insidious: Chapter 2: