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Actor Patrick Wilson is stepping behind the camera for the next Insidious film.
The franchise star will make his directorial debut with the project, the fifth in the franchise, which has a script from Scott Teems, who worked from a story from Insidious co-creator Leigh Whannell.
Ty Simpkins will star with Wilson in the film, which will pick up with the Lamberts 10 years after the last installment, as Dalton (Simpkins) begins college.
Sony Pictures will distribute the film for Blumhouse. Jason Blum will produce the film for Blumhouse, along with franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell, as well as Oren Peli. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Steven Schneider will executive produce.
“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,” Wilson said in a statement. “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…”
Added Blum: “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.”
“We’re excited to have Patrick return as Josh and to make his directorial debut in a franchise he helped launch, and to drive the story Further into the next generation with Ty,” said Steven Bersch, president of Screen Gems.
Wilson is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen Jacobson.
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