New plot details from Insidious 5 were revealed. The Blumhouse horror film franchise began with the 2011 film Astral, a film about a haunted house directed by James Wan based on a script by Lee Whannell, who previously worked on the films Saw and Dead Silence. This film introduced Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai Lambert (Rose Byrne) and their sons Dalton (Ty Simpkins) and Foster (Andrew Astor). When Dalton begins to be haunted by the terrifying ghosts from “Further”, the family turns to the medium Elise Rainier (Lin Shay) for help, as well as to her clumsy friends Specks (Wannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson). The first sequel followed the Lamberts again, and Astral 3 and 4 were prequels featuring some of the early adventures of Eliza, Specks and Tucker.
Despite the fact that five years have passed since the release of the last part of “Astral: the Last Key”, “Astral 5” is finally in production and will be released in theaters on July 7, 2023. For the first time, neither Van nor Wannell are writing or directing the upcoming work, although they keep the project in the family. Wilson will take the reins into his own hands, making his directorial debut, as well as reprising the role of Josh, working on the script of “Halloween Kills” and the screenwriter of “Arsonist” Scott Tims. Simpkins will also return as Dalton, although it has not yet been announced whether any other original “Astral” actors will be returned in the film.
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Today Deadline published the most detailed synopsis of the plot for Astral 5, outlined in an article about three new actors who joined the project. One of the notable aspects of the film is the fact that for the first time since “Astral: Chapter Two” in 2013, the action will take place in our days, when ten years have passed since the release of “Astral 2”, and Dalton has reached student age. In fact, the movie will begin with Josh taking Dalton to the East Coast to enroll in a prestigious university, where his demonic problems will begin anew. Read the full synopsis below:
The action takes place ten years after the end of “Astral 2”. Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) heads east to leave his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) at an idyllic, ivy-covered university. However, Dalton’s college dream turns into a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.
It is unknown how much Josh Lambert will be involved in the main plot of the film. Given the fact that this is Wilson’s directorial debut, it is possible that he deliberately pushes his character to the background in order to focus on his other duties. However, the plot indicates that they are both haunted, and Josh is one of the few surviving characters who have enough experience with Further to help his son, so it is possible that he will be more involved in what is happening at the university. the university campus than the synopsis allows.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Dalton has changed over the past decade. The dynamic between him and the demons chasing him will certainly change now that he is no longer a vulnerable child. Nevertheless, there is hardly a more vulnerable time in the lives of young people than their first time out of the house, so the “Insidious Five” will have a lot of material to work with.