Deadline brings word today that Kirk Acevedo (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Bruce Davison (The Lords of Salem), Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Extinction), and Caitlin Gerard have become the last-minute casting additions to Universal and Blumhouse’s horror sequel, Insidious: Chapter 4.
Character details for that new quartet are being kept firmly under lock and key and safely stowed away in The Further for now, but we know that Chapter 4 is booked in to arrive on October 20 of 2017. It’ll be helmed by director Adam Robitel – a newcomer to Blumhouse’s low-budget, high-profit series – with a script from franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.
Throughout the history of Insidious, Whannell has been a true cornerstone of the series since its inception, penning scripts for all four installments and generally ensuring those Blumhouse pictures scored well across financial and critical circles. Indeed, after taking the reins on the previous three Insidious films, Chapter 4 marks the first time that the writer-director has passed the buck; but don’t fret, Whannell is still attached to reprise the role of Specs alongside Lin Shaye – on board as gifted parapsychologist Elise Rainier – and The Collector‘s Josh Stewart.
Blumhouse will beckon moviegoers back into The Further once more when Insidious: Chapter 4 looms over theaters on October 20, 2017. It’s lensing as we speak, so don’t be too surprised if we clock eyes on the first teaser before the year’s end.