James Wan, Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne Part Of Insidious 2
Those of you who liked ‘Insidious’ would be happy to know that, James Wan, Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne shall all be a part of the sequel. Wan will return to the director’s chair for Insidious 2, with writing duties resumed by original screenwriter Leigh Whannell. “Both of us feel that we can mine more terror from the world we created,” said Whannell, “and know that if we assemble every member of the original team, we will have an amazing continuation of the story for fans of the first film”. With that in mind, both Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne will reprise their roles in front of the camera, as will supporting players Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins.
For the uninitiated, Insidious is a 2010 independent psychological horror film. Written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, the film featured Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Barbara Hershey in starring roles. The story centers on a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension. The film was released in theaters on April 1, 2011. The film opened with $13,271,464, making it #3 at the domestic box office behind Hop and Source Code. It has since grossed a total of US$54,009,150 domestically and US$43,000,000 internationally, for a total of $97,009,150 worldwide.
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Insidious was the most profitable film of 2011. It was announced that filming for the sequel would begin in January of 2013 and be released August 30th, 2013 under the name Insidious Chapter 2. Interestingly, writer Leigh Whannell stated at the Toronto Film Festival that when he wrote the film he had a list of horror movie clichés posted above him, so he could avoid using them. He said the first one was to make sure the family moved into a new house once the haunting started.
James Wan on his part is widely known for directing the horror film, Saw, and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence & Death Sentence besides Insidious. Before becoming popular in the film industry, he made his first feature film, Stygian, with Shannon Young, which won “Best Guerrilla Film” at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) in 2000.
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