Today during BlumFest, we got an unprecedented announcement regarding the INSIDIOUS franchise. Read on below!
The fifth installment of INSIDIOUS from Blumhouse, is moving forward. The film will be distributed globally by Sony Pictures. Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Aquaman, Little Children, Angels in America) will make his directorial debut with the feature film. Scott Teems wrote the script based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. Ty Simpkins (Avengers: Endgame, Insidious) and Patrick Wilson are set to appear in the film. The film will pick up with the Lamberts 10 years after the last installment, as Dalton (Simpkins) begins college.
“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…,” said Patrick Wilson
“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. I’m so grateful to our collaborators on the franchise,” said Jason Blum.
“We’re excited to have Patrick return as Josh and to make his directorial debut in a franchise he helped launch, and to drive the story Further into the next generation with Ty,” said Steven Bersch, President of Screen Gems.
Jason Blum will produce the film for Blumhouse, along with franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Oren Peli will also produce. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Steven Schneider will executive produce.
Patrick Wilson is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Gretchen Rush. Ty Simpkins is represented by CAA and Jackoway, Austen, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Mandelbaum, Morris, Bernstein, Trattner & Klein.
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