Patrick Wilson in Insidious

Insidious star Patrick Wilson will direct the upcoming fifth installment of the franchise.

The news dropped during BlumFest today. The first inaugural virtual event from Blumhouse Productions will debut news about their latest projects throughout the day.

Insidious 5 will serve as Wilson’s feature directorial debut. The movie will pick up with the Lambert family 10 years after the last film. (That’s just as Dalton 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 Wilson.

The Insidious franchise has proved quite successful for Blumhouse, racking in over $540 million across the last four films.

“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 producer Jason Blum.

Franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell will remain attached to produce Insidious 5. Scott Teems wrote the script based on a story from Whannell.

In addition to starring in and directing Insidious 5, Wilson can be seen in the popular Conjuring franchise.

A release date for the film has not yet been set.

So, what do you think about Wilson diving into directing? 

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Source: Deadline