We’ve learned that we may have to wait a little longer before we can drag ourselves out of the Further and into the theater for Insidious: Chapter 4.
We had previously reported a release date of October 20, 2017, but it sounds like that pre-Halloween release date was too good to last. A recent announcement from Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures has moved the release date back to January 5, 2018. The October 20th spot will usher in a new film from Blumhouse called Half to Death.
Half to Death, directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), follows a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) who “relives the day of her murder in both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity”.
Insidious: Chapter 4 will replace a previously announced untitled Blumhouse film that was scheduled for the January 5th release.
We’ve already expressed our excitement for the upcoming addition to the franchise, and we’re thrilled to welcome director Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) to the helm of his first major studio film.
Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) will pen the new installment. As co-creator and writer of the franchise, it’s great to see that he’ll be back to continue the story.
Lin Shaye has already shared some of the plot details, and it sounds like a solid opportunity to develop the characters into the rag-tag group of professional ghost-facers that we saw in the first Insidious. The film will focus on Dr. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), following the events of Insidious: Chapter 3, supposedly involving a haunting in her own family home.
The franchise has a strong track record so far; the first three installments have grossed a total of $357.7 million worldwide. Delayed release or not, we’ll gladly wait – eager and impatient – for the next chapter.
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