Another James Wan horror franchise is moving forward after no apparent progress or news for some time.
The fifth Insidious film–the latest chapter in the series started by director Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell back in 2010–will begin production in the spring, according to a report on screenrant.com.
Patrick Wilson–who starred as Josh Lambert in the first two films–will reprise his role in this new Blumhouse Productions installment and will also sit in the director’s chair. During a recent press conference, when asked if Insidious 5 is finally moving forward, Wilson said, “Yeah, we are. We’re scouting locations now, and we start shooting in the spring.”
Little is known about the new film’s storyline, but Scott Teems is writing the screenplay from a story by Whannell, who wrote the first four movies in the franchise. Another actor from the franchise–Ty Simpkins–reportedly will reprise his Dalton Lambert role.
Blumhouse head Jason Blum praised the franchise, saying fans have stayed with the series for more than a decade because “the people involved in the first film have stayed involved and kept it vital, interesting and good.”
The original Insidious–starring Wilson, Simpkins, Rose 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 film–a box office sensation that earned $97 million worldwide on a $1.5-million budget–gave birth to Chapter 2 (2013) and two prequels, Chapter 3 (2015) and The Last Key (2018).
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