Thread: An Insidious Tale producer James Wan says there are many stories to be told about the Further in Insidious spin-offs
Sony Pictures will be giving the fifth film in the Insidious franchise, Insidious: The Red Door, a theatrical release tomorrow, July 7th – but they’re already working with Blumhouse Productions and James Wan’s Atomic Monster on the next entry in the franchise, a spin-off called Thread: An Insidious Tale. This project was confirmed at the end of May, and during an interview with Screen Rant producer Wan (who also directed the first two Insidious movies) implied that this could turn out to be the first of several Insidious spin-offs. The Insidious Universe could turn out to be as big as the Conjuring Universe!
Wan told Screen Rant, “Thread basically kind of takes off from the world of The Further in the same way that when I look at my Conjuring films, I go, “Hey, the Warrens have a haunted museum, there’s so many different haunted artifacts that we can kind of spin off stories from,” and Thread really is something in that same spirit. Leigh and I had kind of built this place called The Further in the Insidious world, and we just felt like there were many stories within that that we can tell, and this is one of the potential stories that we’re hoping to kind of get out there with the spinoff.“
Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater will be directing Thread: An Insidious Tale from his own screenplay. Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals) are set to star in the film as a husband and wife who enlist the help of a spell to travel back in time, such that they can prevent the death of their young daughter. The consequences, of course, prove to be severe.
We actually first head about Thread back in January of 2022, but at that time its connection to the Insidious franchise was being kept under wraps. It was simply being described as “Back to the Future meets Aliens.”
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