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James Wan to Direct Untitled Original Horror Film

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James Wan is reportedly set to direct an as-yet-untitled horror film, according to THR. The film is set to begin production in Los Angeles this fall. The movie is based on a story by Wan and Ingrid Bisu, and will be produced by Wan and Michael Clear through Atomic Monster. It will be financed by Starlight Media and Midas Innovation, and distributed by New Line.

Though we have no details on the story yet, the site reports that this is “expected to be a slice of horror Wan hasn’t yet explored.”

James Wan is known for the Saw franchise as well as the films in the Insidious and Conjuring franchises. He directed Aquaman for Warner Bros., and the film passed $1 billion at the box office. Wan has a number of projects on the way, including the latest Conjuring film which is currently in production and will hit theaters on September 11, 2020. This past May, Wan joined Lindsey Beer (Chaos WalkingSierra Burgess is a Loser) to executive produce The Magic Order, a new series for Netflix from Mark Millar.

Wan is expected to begin production on Aquaman 2 after the untitled horror film wraps.

What do you think of Wan taking on a new, original horror film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Jenna Buschhttp://LegionOfLeia.com
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.

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