It’s hard to believe it’s only been 15 years since James Wan became a household name with the release of Saw, a film that spawned a host of sequels.
Since then he’s brought us a host of box-office hits including Insidious and The Conjuring, both of which have spawned their own franchises. In the last couple of years he stepped away from the genre to expand his portfolio with films like the action-packed Jason Momoa superhero epic Aquaman.
It seems, though, that Wan is headed back to horror. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director will helm a new horror thriller based on a story he crafted with writer/actress Ingrid Bisu who appeared in The Nun as Sister Oana. It is expected to begin production this fall in Los Angeles.
Wan will direct and produce the film alongside Michael Clear under the banner of Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions with New Line signed on to handle distribution.
Details are being kept under wraps at the moment but rumors abound that this is a type/subgenre of horror that Wan has yet to tackle.
iHorror will keep our eyes peeled for details on the new James Wan project and will keep you posted as they become available.