FilmDistrict, Alliance Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will bring the horror sequel to theatres from Aug 30, 2013.

The original key cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins will reprise their roles when production commences on Jan 15 in Los Angeles.

James Wan will direct from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell who also wrote the first film. Jason Blum will produce through Blumhouse Productions. Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider and Charles Layton will serve as executive producers. 

FilmDistrict will distribute the film theatrically in the US, with Sony handling the majority of ancillary rights. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, the UK and Spain. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will distribute in remaining international territories.

Insidious opened on Apr 1, 2011 and grossed $97m worldwide.