In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Aquaman star Patrick Wilson confirmed that production on Blumhouse’s forthcoming fifth installment to the horror franchise Insidious is expected to begin sometime this spring. It has been over a year since the project was first announced, and now Wilson has finally opened up about his directorial debut’s pre-production process.
“It’s something that I’m super passionate about, and there hasn’t been a day since they pitched me the idea that I haven’t been all in,” Wilson shared. “It’s been a lot of work by Scott Teems, the writer, and me. And Leigh Whannell has helped out obviously a ton, and of course Blumhouse is a great partner. I’ve done a bunch of stuff with them, so I couldn’t be happier to have my first experience with a very helpful and comfortable group of people that, for some reason, trust me. So, we’ll see.”
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Insidious 5 will once again shift focus the story on the Lambert family, who fans last saw in the 2013’s Insidious: Chapter 2, where Josh and Dalton decided to suppress their memories in order to prevent them from Astral projecting and going into The Further ever again. The new film will see the story pick up a decade after the events of Chapter 2, with Dalton heading off to college and coming to grips with his astral projection abilities as well as growing up.
The fifth installment will feature the return of Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films) and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 2) as they reprise their respective roles of Josh and Dalton. It’s still unclear if some of the original cast such as Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, and Angus Sampson would also be coming back or not.
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Insidious 5 will be directed by Wilson from a script written by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), based on a story from Whannell and Jason Blum. This marks the first time in the franchise that Whannell won’t be writing the screenplay. It will be produced by Blum, Whannell, Wan, and Oren Peli.
The franchise first began with 2011’s Insidious, which was directed by James Wan. It was a major success, earning generally positive reviews from critics and audiences and scaring up just under $100 million at the box office. Its success not only helped revive Wan’s and writer Leigh Whannell’s careers but also helped Blumhouse Productions continue its rise to its current mammoth status of box office champion.