James Wan once again proved that he doesn’t need a multi-million dollar budget to deliver the scares, nor does he need to rely on the kind of faux shaky cam tactics that the BlairWitch Project popularized, as Insidious: Chapter 2 managed to earn a whopping $41.1 million during its opening weekend, resulting in a third film being greenlit by EOne and Sony.
However, even though the script is already being worked on by Leigh Whannell, the director’s chair may turn up in need of a new occupant as James Wan has announced that he plans to move away from horror films.
“I’m going to go on record and say I am finished with the horror genre,” revealed Wan in an interview with Moviefone. “The Conjuring and Insidious 2 are my two last scary movies.”
“Hollywood puts you in a box. If you do a successful comedy, then you’re known as The Comedy Guy. If you do a successful car chase movie, then you become that guy. So I’m a student of cinema, so I just want to make sure I get the chance to make other kinds of films.”