Insidious 5 has officially been greenlit – with one of the franchise’s stars at the helm.
Patrick Wilson, who starred in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, is set to direct the fifth film in the horror film series. As was announced at the first Blumfest, Wilson will be directing and starring alongside Ty Simpkins, who will be back as Dalton Lambert, son to Wilson’s Josh Lambert.
The film will be a sequel, reuniting with the Lamberts ten years after the last installment and following Dalton as he heads to college. Who knows what the demons of astral plane the Further will have in store this time around.
Franchise creator Leigh Whannell came up with the story and the script has been penned by Scott Teems, whose credits include series Rectify, this year’s Michael Shannon-starring The Quarry, Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, and upcoming horror sequel Halloween Kills. Whannell will be among the producing team, as will filmmaker James Wan, who directed the first two films in the franchise.
“I’m honoured and thrilled to be at the helm of the next Insidious installment, which will provide an amazing chance to unpack everything the Lamberts went through a decade ago, as well as deal with the consequences of their choices,” Wilson said in a statement. “Directing the movie is both professionally and personally a full circle moment for me, and I am extremely grateful to be entrusted in continuing to tell this frightening and haunting story. Into the further we go….”
Said producer Jason Blum, back on board via his hit production banner Blumhouse: “One of the primary reasons the interest and appetite from fans has lasted for Insidious is because the people involved in the first film have stayed involved and kept it vital, interesting and good. I’m so grateful to our collaborators on the franchise.”
The Insidious movies been box office hits, scoring over $US540 million worldwide with four films – which altogether cost around $US26.5 million to make.