Patrick Wilson to direct Insidious sequel
Three new cast members were added to the ensemble of the upcoming Insidious 5 film: Hiam Abbas, Sinclair Daniel, and Peter Dager have all joined the cast.
After staying dormant for many years, and with some occasional development about the film also being released over the past few year, the film finally secured a summer 2023 release date last month.
The latest installment to the hugely successful supernatural horror franchise is set to be directed by Patrick Wilson in his directorial debut. Wilson, who starred on the first two installments of the franchise,
is also set to star in the upcoming sequel. Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins are also set to reprise their roles as Renai Lambert and Dalton Lambert respectively.
Despite the death of her character in the first movie, Lin Shaye could also return as psychic Elise Rainier given her omni-presence in the series, possibly in a ghost form, along with her colleagues Specs and Tucker played by Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson.
Last month, it was announced that the Untitled Insidious sequel from Blumhouse Productions is currently set for theatrical release on July 7, 2023, by Sony Pictures Releasing.
Insidious 5’s script is written by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) and is based on a story from Leigh Whannell and Jason Blum. This will be the first time in the Insidious franchise that Whannell will not be writing the script.
Wilson was last seen in the science fiction disaster film Moonfall earlier this year.
Here’s the first synopsis as provided by Sony Pictures Releasing:
Set ten years after the end of previous first two films, Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) heads east to drop his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) off at an idyllic, ivy-covered university. However, Dalton’s college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.