Great news for horror fans as Blumhouse Productions gave the green light to start part five of the Insidious franchise.
The studio also said the new film will star Patrick Wilson, who was featured in the first two installments. Also, for this occasion, he got the position of project director. Wilson made his debut with the franchise back in 2010 in the role of Josh Lambert. He came back in Insidious: Chapter 2 in 2013 and Insidious: The Last Key in 2018.
The actor is an icon of horror cinema as he is also one of the main characters in the The Conjuring.
“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 shared in a statement according to ComicBook.
“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” he added.
First debuting in 2010, the Insidious franchise became one of the markers of the “Blumhouse model” of feature filmmaking, low-cost productions aiming for high returns. The project was announced during Blumhouse’s BlumFest, a virtual event covering a number of the studio’s exciting projects.
“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,” Blumhouse founder Jason Blum shared. “I’m so grateful to our collaborators on the franchise.”
Insidious tells the story of the Lambert family, made up of a married couple and their three children, who move into a huge and beautiful house, where one of their children, Dalton, inexplicably ends up in a coma, which would start a terrible nightmare full of supernatural beings.
For this upcomming project, Scott Teems has written the script which is based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The sequel will take place 10 years later, when the Lamberts send Dalton (Ty Simpkins) to college.
The project will hit theaters sometime in 2022.