Before shooting “Aquaman 2,” James Wan will direct an original horror thriller for New Line Cinema, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Wan will co-write the script with Ingrid Bisu, and will also produce through his Atomic Monster production banner alongside Michael Clear. Starlight Media and Midas Innovation are financing the project, which New Line will distribute globally except in China. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Wan previously collaborated with New Line on “The Conjuring” universe, as well as “Lights Out” and “The Curse of La Llorona.” The last horror film Wan directed was 2016’s “Conjuring 2.” His other directing credits include “Aquaman,” “Insidious,” “Insidious: Chapter 2,” and the “Saw” franchise.
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Next up, Wan will produce the untitled “Saw” project, the third “Conjuring” movie, as well as “Mortal Kombat,” “The Nun 2” and “The Tommyknockers.”
Wan is represented by Paradigm, Stacey Testro International and Mortimer PR.