Insidious: Chapter 3 Drops New International Trailer & the Possibility of a Shared Universe?
And the INSIDIOUS franchise keeps trudging along!! INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 is a prequel to the previous two films. This installment is written and directed by Leigh Whannell, who wrote the first INSIDIOUS as well as the first three SAW films and DEAD SILENCE. INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Lin Shaye, Steve Coulter, Hayley Kiyoko, Ashton Moio, and Ele Keats. Whannell also reprises his role as Specs. The film is slated for a June 5, 2015 release date and is starting to kick the promo wheels into high gear. The film recently released the official international trailer.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 takes place before the haunting of the Lambert family, which was the focus of the two previous INSIDIOUS movies, and will introduce and explore the mysteries of the otherworldly realm, “The Further.” Check out the plot crunch:
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.
Now dig on the new German trailer:
In other INSIDIOUS news, Jason Blum, Executive Producer and founder of Blumhouse Productions, recently hinted that the INSIDIOUS and SINISTER franchises may be creating a shared horror universe. When Eric Eisenberg from Cinema Blend, asked Blum if the shared universe model was something he was interested in doing, Blum responded:
Be like Marvel, you mean? Yeah! I want to do that. We’ve been putting Easter Eggs in movies in different things. There’s some in Insidious 3. There’s some in Sinister 2. So yeah, we’ve been doing that. I would like to do more of that.
With INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 coming out in June and SINISTER 2 being released in August, Blum suggested that at the very least some strides will be made to show that these two franchises may exist in a shared world. The studio is also, according to Blum, in the process of putting together a bigger picture. As Blum explained:
We’re not close to an AVENGERS, but I do like the idea of having the worlds collide in the different franchises we work on. That’s a really cool idea… I want to continue to do that.
What do you think about a shared horror universe? Think it would work? Think anyone would really care about it? A shared Marvel Universe works because there’s all these heroes that need to come together to fight a bigger threat than any single superhero could handle. Think the same kind of idea will work with these franchises?