The star of Aquaman, Patrick Wilson, recently announced to Screen Rant that filming on Blumhouse’s anticipated fifth instalment of the horror franchise Insidious will start this spring. Wilson is ready to speak about the pre-production phase of his directorial debut, which has been in the cards for over a year.
“It’s something that I’m super passionate about, and there hasn’t been a day since they pitched me the idea that I haven’t been all in,” Wilson shared. “It’s been a lot of work by Scott Teems, the writer, and me. And Leigh Whannell has helped out obviously a ton, and of course Blumhouse is a great partner. I’ve done a bunch of stuff with them, so I couldn’t be happier to have my first experience with a very helpful and comfortable group of people that, for some reason, trust me. So, we’ll see.”
The horror film industry has evolved into a form of “elevated horror” over the past decade, moving away from the remakes and overabundance of haunted house films of the 2000s. In the past few years, films such as The Witch, Hereditary, and Midsommar have played an important role in highlighting this new wave of filmmaking.
Despite the fact that there have been three terrific sequels to Insidious, this upcoming film ‘ Insidious 5 ‘ is particularly intriguing as Wilson makes his directorial debut and Josh and Dalton Lambert, Ty Simpkins’ father and son, return. The only new detail regarding the sequel is that it takes place ten years after the first film, with Dalton just starting college. Adapting a concept from the series’ co-creator Leigh Whannell, Teems previously penned Halloween Kills.
In 2011, James Wan released his film Insidious, which began the saga. In theatres, it grossed just about $100 million after receiving mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers. The film’s success not only helped Wan and writer Leigh Whannell relaunch their careers, but also helped Blumhouse Productions maintain their dominant position in the blockbuster market.
Updates on Insidious 5 will be provided as more information becomes available.
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