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"Insidious" star to make directorial debut with franchise's fifth movie

Writer: Florey DM

Patrick Wilson goes from star to director in the "Insidious" franchise.
Patrick Wilson goes from star to director in the "Insidious" franchise.

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.


Deadline reported that the sequel will pick up a decade after the events of the 2010 "Insidious", with Wilson reprising his role as Josh while his onscreen son Dalton, likely played by Ty Simpkins again, will be seen going off to college.

Saying that he was honoured and thrilled to be directing the next movie, calling it "both professionally and personally a full circle moment" for him, Wilson also stated that the movie will unpack everything that the Lambert family went through 10 years ago.


"Insidious 5" will focus on the Lamberts again.

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.

Cinema Online, 30 October 2020


Related Movies:
Insidious: Chapter 2 (03 Oct 2013)
Insidious (26 May 2011)
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (03 Jun 2021)
Annabelle Comes Home (27 Jun 2019)
Aquaman (13 Dec 2018)
The Conjuring 2 (09 Jun 2016)
The Conjuring (08 Aug 2013)

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