James Wan has never had trouble spinning off his horror hits and building them into franchises. Just look at all he’s been able to accomplish with The Conjuring Universe. Well, why not try the same thing with Insidious? Deadline reports that’s exactly what Wan will do with Thread: An Insidious Tale, and the two stars looking to get terrorized by evil have already been found.
Kumail Nanjiani and Mandy Moore will star in Thread: An Insidious Tale, officially the sixth movie in the Insidious franchise. There’s no overt connection to the previous movies. Rather, it will follow a husband and wife who use a spell to travel back in time and save the life of their daughter. The repercussions of this action are catastrophic, of course.
Interestingly, the film will be written and directed by Jeremy Slater, who Marvel fans will recognize from his work on Moon Knight. This will be his feature directorial debut. Blumhouse and James Wan’s Atomic Monster label are producing.
Insidious has always been a low-budget boon for Blumhouse. The four previous movies have earned $542M worldwide at a cost of just $26M combined. That’s ridiculous. The fifth movie, Insidious: The Red Door, opens in July directed by franchise star Patrick Wilson.