‘Insidious: Chapter 4’ Lands Director, 2017 Release Date

Adam Robitel will direct the film for producers Jason Blum, Oren Peli and James Wan

Last Updated: August 12, 2016 @ 9:28 PM

Universal announced on Monday that it will release “Insidious: Chapter 4” on Oct. 20, 2017, a date the studio had previously reserved for an untitled Blumhouse project.

Adam Robitel (“The Taking of Deborah Logan”) will direct from a script by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell, who directed “Chapter 3.”

The sequel, which will welcome back Lin Shaye as parapsychologist Elise Rainier, will be produced by “Insidious” regulars Jason Blum, Oren Peli and co-creator James Wan. Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Charles Layton will serve as executive producers.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is financing the film, and Sony will handle international distribution.

“Insidious: Chapter 4” will open against Ben Affleck‘s Prohibition-era crime drama “Live by Night.”

Produced on a reported production budget of $10 million, “Insidious: Chapter 3” grossed $112 million worldwide.