Best known for acting in front of the camera for the first two ‘Insidious’ movies, Patrick Wilson is set to make his directorial debut on the fifth instalment of the ‘Insidious’ saga.

The fifth film will be a direct follow-up up to the first two films in which the couple portrayed by Wilson and Rose Byrne had to save their son (Ty Simpkins) after he mysteriously enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral plane, are continuously haunted by demons of a hellish realm known as The Further.

It will follow the Lambert family a decade later as the now grown-up son (Simpkins reprising his role) begins college. Wilson will both helm and return on screen.

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“I’m honoured and thrilled to be at the helm of the next Insidious instalment, 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…,” said Wilson

Scott Teems wrote the script based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell, Whannell, James Wan and Oren Peli will produce.