Patrick Wilson is ready to step back into The Further in a big, bad way.

During Blumhouse’s inaugural BlumFest Thursday, the fifth installment in the studio’s successful Insidious franchise was announced. Not only is series star Patrick Wilson returning in Insidious: Chapter 5, but the project will officially mark the actor’s directorial debut. In front of the camera, Wilson will once again star alongside Ty Simpkins as father and son. The film will take place 10 years after Insidious: Chapter 2 and will see the young Dalton (Simpkins) off to college.

Wilson commented on the ocassion:

“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. 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…”

Series creators James Wan (who also directed the first two installments) and Leigh Whannell (who co-wrote alongside Wan) are once again on board as producers. Paranormal Activity‘s Oren Peli is also producing.

Through four movies, the Insidious series has racked up $542.4M at the WW box office.

Wilson stars in another popular horror franchise, New Line’s Conjuring movies as paranormal investigator Ed Warren.

What do you make of this news? Is a fifth Insidious film something you’re even interested in checking out? If not, is knowing that the sequel is being kept well within the production family with Patrick Wilson give you any encouragement? Sound off in the comments below and let me and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts on the topic!


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