Following 2018's Insidious: The Last Key, a fifth film in the highly-successful Insidious franchise is in the works, and news broke at last week's "BlumFest" that Patrick Wilson, who played Josh Lambert in the first two films, will be directing and starring in the new installment!
Wilson's directorial debut, the film will be a direct sequel to Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2 that focuses on the Lamberts and is set 10 years after the last installment, just as Dalton (Ty Simpkins) begins college.
Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) wrote the script based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell (Upgrade).
"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," 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..."
"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 Jason Blum who is producing for Blumhouse.
Whannell will also produce alongside James Wan and Oren Peli. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Steven Schneider will executive produce.
To date, the Insidious franchise has pulled in a whopping $542 million at the global box office over the course of the four movies, and shows no signs of slowing down.