Some big news came out of Blumhouse’s first inaugural Blumfest today & it’s regarding the Insidious franchise. It has been announced that Patrick Wilson, who starred in the first two installments, is returning to star in & direct Insidious 5. He’ll be making his feature directorial debut on the project.
Wilson will also be returning alongside his movie son, Ty Simpkins, in the fifth film with Scott Teems writing the script based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The film will pick up with the Lamberts 10 years after the last installment, as Dalton (Simpkins) begins college. Wilson had this to say about directing the project:
“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…”
Through four movies, the Insidious franchise has grossed $542.4 million at the worldwidee box office so it’s no surprise that a fifth film is coming. Calling it back to Wilson & the Lamberts is an enticing notion that will make this installment one to look forward to.