At the inaugural BlumFest today, it was announced that INSIDIOUS 5 would become a reality and that star Patrick Wilson would be making his directorial debut on the film. Keep reading to get more details on this exciting announcement.
Along with the announcement of Wilson stepping into the director’s chair for the fifth installment of the series, Ty Simpkins will star alongside Wilson. The film will also be distributed by Sony Pictures.
The script will be written by Scott Teems based on a story by the franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.
Producing will be franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell, along with Oren Peli. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Steven Schneider will executive produce.
In the story, the film will pick up with the Lamberts 10 years after the last installment, as Dalton (Simpkins) begins college.
Patrick Wilson stated, “I’m honored 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. 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…,”
“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,” said producer Jason Blum who is producuing for Blumhouse.
“We’re excited to have Patrick return as Josh and to make his directorial debut in a franchise he helped launch, and to drive the story Further into the next generation with Ty,” added Steven Bersch, President of Screen Gems.
We’ll be following the production of the film and will bring you any news as soon as we get it. In the meantime, keep it bookmarked right here at Horror Patch!