While filmmaker James Wan had gotten on the radar of many horror fans with his second feature Saw, the 2010 film Insidious served to reinforce his skills in the genre to many. Wan’s key collaborator, however, is screenwriter Leigh Whannell, as the duo have worked together on numerous features, from the aforementioned Saw and Insidious to the latter’s sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2, and Dead Silence.
The third film in the series, titled Insidious: Chapter 3, will not have one of its main ingredients, as James Wan has stepped away from the director’s chair. Replacing him, however, is Whannell, who will be making his directorial debut with the third entry, along with writing the screenplay and reprising the role of the character Specs, who has appeared in both prior entries. The synopsis for the third movie is as follows:
A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Lin Shaye returns once again to reprise the role of Elise Rainier, with Angus Sampson coming back to the franchise in the role of Tucker as well. The trio will be joined by newcomers Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott. Ahead of the film’s US theatrical release on June 5, a new trailer has now been made available to the public. The trailer can be seen below.