It was announced at the first ever BlumFest, that Insidious & The Conjuring frontman, Patrick Wilson will play a starring role & make his directorial debut in the upcoming Insidious 5.
The last time we saw Wilson play a major role in the series was with Insidious: Chapter 2 & having him in smaller roles in the 3rd and 4th films in the franchise. Those included mostly archival footage of him in Insidious: The Last Key. In Insidious 5 he is reported to be playing a much larger role as the title actor & director. Insidious 5 will also include the return of Ty Simpkins to the franchise according to a report from Deadline.
Patrick Wilson had this to say in the announcement: “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,” He said. “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.”
Though very little news has been provided so far it has been reported that the fifth installment takes place 10 years following Insidious: The Last Key with the Lamberts seeing their son Dalton go off to college. It has been reported that the film is written by Scott Teems & with the story written by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannel, who is also set to produce. Whannell’s franchise co-creator James Wan (also known for the earlier installments in the “Saw” series) will also be returning as a producer, alongside Oren Peli. The film will be distributed by Blumhouse Studios and Sony.
Jason Blum, Producer of Blumhouse had this to add: “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,” Blum continued. “I’m so grateful to our collaborators on the franchise.”
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