Over a year after the latest installment of the Insidious franchise was announced in 2020, the horror film series revealed a spinoff in early development. Insidious: The Red Door is due this year in July, but no dates have been set for Thread: An Insidious Tale. However, the film, directed by Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater and produced by James Wan, added its leads.
As reported by Deadline, the Insidious spinoff cast Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals, Silicon Valley) and Mandy Moore (A Walk to Remember, The Darkest Minds) as their new protagonists. The movie is the sixth project under the insidious banner and will probably deal with the same astral plane as shown in other Insidious films.
The two co-stars will play a married couple, who use dark forces to revert time in an attempt to save their lost child, but end up inviting some evil entity among them. We know nothing else about the film besides who’s directing, producing, and acting and this one-liner plot, but we can expect more news once filming is underway.
Jeremy Slater will make his directorial debut with Thread: An Insidious Tale and has quite a reputation to uphold. The Insidious films famously overturn small budgets into moderate successes at the box office, and here’s hoping Slater can perform similarly along his predecessor’s line.
The five Insidious films have changed protagonists along the way, with the first two focusing on the Lambert family and the other two before the 2023 film focusing on Elise Rainer. Insidious: Red Door will once again follow Patrick Wilson’s Josh Lambert, in which Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne, and Lin Shaye are also returning.
Among all these sequels and prequels, Thread is the only spinoff in the franchise, but depending on Red Door and its ratings and earnings, we could see more additions to the film series.
Insidious: Red Door will release in theaters on July 7, 2023, but we don’t have a release date for Nanjiani and Moore’s Thread: An Insidious Tale. Are you going to visit your nearest cinemas for another insidious story? Let us know in the comments.
About Thread: An Insidious Tale
Thread: An Insidious Tale is an upcoming horror directed by Jeremy Slater and produced by James Wan. The movie is a spinoff of the Insidious franchise.
A couple compels some dark forces to go back in time and save their daughter but end up inviting an evil entity into the world of the living.
No release date has been announced. The film’s lead protagonists will be played by Kumail Nanjiani and Mandy Moore.