Horror franchise Insidious is staying in the family for its third installment. It was announced today that Leigh Whannell will direct the threequel Insidious: Chapter 3, which he will also write. Whannell is no stranger to the supernatural angst of this particular ghost story, as he also wrote the first two films for director James Wan. Wan is staying on as a producer to help pass the torch to his successor.
The first two films followed Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as parents to a son who becomes comatose and then a host for spirits and demons, and then – in the sequel – further investigating why the events of the first film happened in the first place.
No word yet on the plot of the third, though it's expected to begin a new story with a different cast of characters.