30 Oct – More than two years since we first heard plans for a fifth "Insidious" movie, finally there's a director attached to the project.
Patrick Wilson, who starred in the first two instalments of the horror franchise, will be making his directorial debut with the upcoming fifth instalment.
The project reunites Wilson with franchise creators James Wan, who directed the first movie and 2013 sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2", and Leigh Whannell, who made his directorial debut with 2015' prequel "Insidious: Chapter 3" and wrote all four past movies in the franchise including the 2018 prequel "Insidious: The Last Key".
Both Wan and Whannell will be producing, with Whannell having also provided the story that Scott Teems' script is based on for the fifth instalment.
Wilson most recently worked with Wan again when he reprised his Ed Warren role for "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" and will be returning as Ocean Master in Wan's "Aquaman 2". Meanwhile, Whannell is currently busy developing the sequel to "The Invisible Man", which managed to earn USD134 million at the global box office earlier this year prior to cinemas' temporary closure worldwide.