Sony Pictures is taking us back in “The Further!” The studio announced today that the long awaited sequel Insidious 5 will be opening in theaters this time next year!
Franchise star Patrick Wilson is returning to the franchise, but this time, he’ll not only be starring, he’ll also be in the director’s chair for his feature directing debut.
The sequel “will pick up with the Lamberts ten years after the last movie, as Dalton begins college.” It is a direct sequel to Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, but will bypass 3 and 4.
Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) penned the script based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell (Saw, The Invisible Man).
“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 back in 2020. “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…”
Insidious and Insidious 2 were both written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan and centered on the Lambert family and their terrifying struggles with paranormal activity and “The Further”.
Insidious 5 opens in theaters everywhere on July 7, 2023. Here’s a look back at the trailer for Insidious 2, which was released in 2013.