Despite the fact that Wilson’s Josh Lambert has appeared in each Insidious film in some capacity, this will be the first time the actor has directed a film in the establishment since Insidious 2. It’s unclear whether any of the other key players, such as Byrne, Whannell, and Angus Sampson, who play Elise’s partners Specs and Tucker, will return. The screenplay is being written by Astor, Shaye, and Scott Teems, who composed Blumhouse’s upcoming Firestarter remake, from a plot by Whannell, who wrote all four previous instalments and coordinated Insidious 3, so his pulled-back affiliation could indicate that the team isn’t returning.
Insidious 5 follows a little longer gap than any of the previous spin-offs, but it is still close enough to the most recent instalment to feel like the series is still a natural whole. Regardless of Wilson and Simpkins’ contributions, fans will be eager to see the picture if it does not feature Shaye, who has been the centre of the entire franchise from her debut appearance in the first film. That performance was almost as important as Zelda Rubinstein’s role as Tangina in Poltergeist, and she became inextricably linked to the institution, her work extending with each passage.
Patrick Wilson confirms that Insidious 5 will begin filming this year. The Insidious franchise is the second major repulsiveness franchise created by director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, who previously collaborated with 2004’s low-budget megahit Saw, which spawned a rambling series that now includes nine feature films and two computer games. Insidious, which was released in 2010 and featured a family being tortured by an evil spirit from a sideways dimension called as The Further, was the duo’s first collaboration with the horror firm Blumhouse and turned into a spectacular achievement.