Blumhouse is circling back to the astral plane and, in turn, its lucrative Insidious franchise now that Universal has pegged down release plans for Insidious: Chapter 4.
It’ll creep into our realm on October 20, 2017, guided into theaters by The Taking of Deborah Logan helmer Adam Robitel. Leigh Whannell, a bona fide stalwart of the horror series and director of Chapter 3, will pen the screenplay while Jason Blum, Oren Peli and co-creator James Wan (Furious 7, Aquaman) are all on board to produce. On the other side of the lens, Lin Shaye is set to reprise her role as parapsychologist Elise Rainier.
Indeed, word of Chapter 4 finding a home at Universal and Blumhouse should come as no surprise, particularly given that the former had staked out the October, 2017 release date some months ago. Last year, Insidious: Chapter 3 stormed to $113 million worldwide, upholding Blumhouse’s tradition of spinning out box office hits off the back of shoestring budgets ($10 million, in this instance).
Now, boasting a total gross of $357 million to date, it’s fair to say that the Insidious franchise is in remarkably good health, and an opportune Halloween 2017 release window ought to help drive up ticket sales when the time comes for Robitel’s sequel to make its bow.
Insidious: Chapter 4 is now pegged for release on October 20, 2017, where it will go up against Ben Affleck’s long-anticipated bootlegging drama, Live By Night.