New Line Cinema has revealed the trailer and poster for Malignant, coming to theaters and HBO Max on September 10. In the U.S., the film will be available on HBO Max (ad-free plan) for 31 days from its theatrical release.
Malignant is the latest creation from Conjuring universe architect James Wan (Aquaman, Furious 7). The film marks director Wan’s return to his roots with this new original horror thriller.
In the film, Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
Malignant stars Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, The Mummy), Maddie Hasson (YouTube’s Impulse, TV’s Mr. Mercedes), George Young (TV’s Containment), and Michole Briana White (TV’s Black Mafia Family, Dead to Me).
Also starring are Jacqueline McKenzie (Palm Beach, TV’s Reckoning), Jake Abel (TV’s Supernatural, the Percy Jackson films) and Ingrid Bisu (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, The Nun).
Wan directed from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (M3GAN, upcoming The Nun 2) and story by Wan & Ingrid Bisu and Cooper.
The film was produced by Wan and Michael Clear, with Eric McLeod, Judson Scott, Bisu, Peter Luo, Cheng Yang, Mandy Yu and Lei Han serving as executive producers.
Behind the scenes, Wan was joined by his frequent collaborators, director of photography Don Burgess and editor Kirk Morri (Aquaman, The Conjuring 2), production designer Desma Murphy (art director, Aquaman, Furious 7), as well as costume designer Lisa Norcia (Insidious: The Last Key).
The music is by Joseph Bishara, who has composed the score for all seven films in The Conjuring Universe, among many others. The film is presented by New Line Cinema in association with Starlight Media Inc. and My Entertainment Inc..
An Atomic Monster Production, the movie will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters nationwide and on HBO Max via their Ad-Free plan in 4K UHD, HDR10, and Dolby Vision on supported devices.
The movie has been rated R for strong horror violence and gruesome images, and for language.
James Wan started filming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on Monday with a returning cast including Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Temuera Morrison.