When a film franchise changes directors it is often a cause for great concern, especially if the first director is credited as being integral in making the franchise successful.
But perhaps it shouldn’t be a cause for concern in the case of “Insidious: Chapter 3” because James Wan approves of the change to Leigh Whannell.
Recently director Leigh Whannell talked a bit about his progress with “Insidious: Chapter 3.” He didn’t drop any major spoilers, but he did peculiarly reveal that previous director James Wan believes that this film definitely departs from his own sensibilities, and that he was happy about that departure.
Whannell, who is in the middle of promotions for his acting role in “The Mule,” recently told Collider about the feedback he’s been getting for early test screenings of “Insidious: Chapter 3.” Specifically, he spoke about James Wan’s response to seeing the finished version.
“Even James said that when he saw, he looked over and was like, ‘Wow, you really put your own stamp on it.
You didn’t just copy my thing,” said Whannell.
“And he was really happy with that, happy that it was different.
I can’t wait for people to see it.” Having the approval of critically acclaimed “The Conjuring” director James Wan is perhaps a sign that fans of “Insidious” shouldn’t be worried too much about how Whannell input his own style into “Insidious: Chapter 3.” But even Whannell admits that trilogies are often not worth watching, despite his hopes that people will see his directorial debut.
“I hope that the title, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′, I hope that doesn’t mean that people go in there expecting low quality,” he told Collider.
“There haven’t been many good part threes of anything in the world, I mean not even the ‘Godfather Part 3’ was great.” Although it’s still about six more months of waiting to see the movie, fans can now check out the latest trailer for “Insidious: Chapter 3” before it hits theaters June 5, 2015.