‘Insidious 5’ Starts Production, Adds Three Cast Members

by Thomas Tuna

The Insidious saga adds new blood.

Cameras are rolling on the fifth entry in the successful Insidious franchise–continuing the horror story begun by director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell back in 2010–with three new cast members, according to a report on Deadline.

The Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films project this week announced that Sinclair Daniel (Madam Secretary), Peter Dager (Demente Criminal) and Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049) with join returning cast members Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins.

Wilson–who starred as Josh Lambert in the first two films–will reprise his role and also direct the feature that’s scheduled for a theatrical release July 7, 2023.

The film–that reportedly picks up 10 years after the second installment as Dalton Lambert (Simpkins) starts college–is written by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, 2022’s Firestarter) from a story by Whannell, who wrote the first four films of the franchise.

The original Insidious–starring Wilson, Simpkins, Byrne, Barbara Hershey and Lin Shaye–follows a couple whose son slips into a comatose state and becomes a vessel for entities in an astral dimension called The Further who want to inhabit his body.

That first movie–a monstrous hit that raked in $97 million worldwide on a $1.5-million budget–gave birth to Chapter 2 in 2013 and two prequels–Chapter 3 (2015) and The Last Key (2018).

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Insidious 5.


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