Here at Crave Online we found this year's breakout horror hit Insidious to be the most frustrating movie so far this year: full of great scares but suffering from intensely problematic storytelling. But despite that – or perhaps because of it? – Insidious has gone on to be 2011's most profitable movie to date, earning over $69 million from a meager $1.5 million budget. In a year when sequels are often getting announced before the original movie even opens, it stands to reason that Insidious 2 is probably right around the corner, yes?
Well, no. Apparently they're not even seriously talking about it.
Shock Till You Drop has learned from Insidious producer Jason Blum (that is to say that Jason Blum produced insidious, not that he's inconspicuously evil or anything) that while nobody's ruling out the possibility of a follow-up, they actually don't want to make a bad movie just to capitalize on the original's success. "There's no plan, no release date, nothing like that," Blum says in the exclusive story. "If Leigh [Whannell, the original screenwriter] comes up with a story that's inventive and you feel like there's a story to tell – as opposed to 'let's make another movie and make money' – and he comes up with something James [Wan, Insidious's director] feels is worth making we would do it. And if Leigh doesn't, we won't."
Wits and class in Hollywood, folks. We're so shocked we could drop.
Crave Online will be back with more Insidious 2 news… maybe.