Patrick Wilson is stepping behind the camera for the first time. He will actually direct the next Insidious sequel. The news announced during the first-ever BlumFest, and Patrick Wilson will star in and make his directorial debut with Insidious 5.
The fifth film in the supernatural horror franchise is currently in the works. There’s still no further information about the release date. But, there are some expectations that it may release in the first half of 2021. The story picks up a decade after the events of 2018’s Insidious: The Last Key, and sees the Lamberts’ son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) heading to college. Scott Teems wrote the script based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. Wilson, who has starred in all four films in the series, will also appear in the upcoming installment.
“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…”
The 2010’s ‘Insidious‘ and 2013’s Insidious: Chapter 2 is about a young couple whose son becomes possessed by entities from another dimension. The ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ in 2015 takes place before the events of the original series. The latest ‘Insidious: The Last Key‘ is a follow-up to the prequel. The “Insidious: Chapter 5‘ will take place 10 years after the latest story. The franchise has been a commercial success, earning a total of $539 million globally on a combined budget of $26.5 million.