On October 24, 2008, I became a fan of the Saw franchise. That’s an oddly specific date to remember, I know, but it’s the day the fifth Saw movie came out. I attended a marathon of the first four movies leading into the fifth one and all at once realized the horror franchise’s genius. Yes. I said genius.
Since James Wan is still filming Aquaman, it won’t be out for well over a year. Happily Wan sent Jason Momoa from Australia, where the movie is being filmed, to Comic-Con to show fans a little something from the film—but only the few thousand fans who made into the Warner Bros. panel. But that’s not going to stop us…
With the huge success of The Conjuring, its sequel, and spin-off Annabelle, —and three more spin-offs already on the way—is it any surprise that New Line Cinema has started to prep a third Conjuring film?
The Conjuring universe will soon be adding a demonic nun and a Crooked Man to its firmament—but first, we’ll be getting more backstory on cinema’s scariest doll since Chucky. A second trailer for Annabelle: Creation dropped today, and it elaborates on the girls-in-peril plot we glimpsed in the first spot.
James Wan’s The Conjuring was huge hit, bringing forth The Conjuring 2 and spin-off Annabelle—as well as spin-off sequel Annabelle: Creation (due in August) and Conjuring 2 spin-off The Nun (due in 2018). And now, yet another movie inspired by the series is on the way.
Director James Wan is currently in Australia filming his 2018 DC film, Aquaman, and he just revealed a brand new look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. It’s very iridescent, very colorful, and it looks like something a sporty mermaid might have in her wardrobe.
“Tone” has been the magic word for the DC Universe since the release of Batman v Superman. Would future films get the right tone, giving audiences a sufficiently fun, superhero feeling to go along with the universe’s decidedly dark vision? Well, at CinemaCon 2017, that answer, maybe for the first time, was “Yes.”
It’s been 20 years since the last Mortal Kombat film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, got an exceedingly tepid reception at the box office. But the video game is still incredibly popular, and the next film has big name James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7, Aquaman) on board to produce. Now we know who’s directing.
A “swashbuckling action-adventure”—that’s how director James Wan just described his upcoming Aquaman stand-alone movie. Which raises a lot of questions. What will he be adventuring for? Will he fight pirates? Will I get to see Jason Momoa swinging around a ship with a cutlass between his teeth? Because if I don’t I’m…
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the MacGyver reboot. We already saw one trailer back in May, which has since been scrapped along with the original pilot. James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring)—a show producer who originally planned to helm the pilot, then stepped away—was hastily brought back for damage control.
Getting the MacGyver reboot off the ground hasn’t been without its challenges—just last month, James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7) was tasked with reshooting the entire first episode. The new new MacGyver is apparently off and running, however, and the show’s Comic-Con panel was all high-energy good vibes.
The Conjuring was a huge hit, and it spawned spin-off Annabelle, which was also a huge hit. The Conjuring 2 has kept up the box-office streak, so naturally it’s getting a spin-off flick, too. But instead of being about a haunted object that was peripheral to the main plot, it’ll be about the film’s big antagonist: The…
Not only is James Wan one of the most in-demand directors in Hollywood, he’s a comic book writer, too. Kind of. Wan co-created the comic Malignant Man, which Fox owns the movie rights to, and now a director is attached to the project... you know, besides James Wan.
The Conjuring 2 is about as ambitious as mainstream horror film get. In addition to the traditional scares, it touches on an iconic case like Amityville, has several characters going through trials both related, and not, to the central demon, plus there’s media coverage of the events, themes of family and lots more.
The Conjuring 2 owes a lot to its predecessor. Both Conjuring movies have nearly identical frameworks. This time, though, all of the events are presented on a much larger scale, and the film overall is way more ambitious. There’s a lot crammed into 134 minutes; not everything works. But is it scary? Hell yes it is.
Battling an evil force seems easier than making a horror movie. In horror, the audience goes in expecting to be frightened so, at every moment, they’re trying to stay ahead of the filmmaker. Plus, they’ve seen hundreds of horror movies beforehand. Keeping things fresh seems impossible. Unless you’re one of the best.
When your latest film makes $1.5 billion and your $20 million movie before that grosses $320 million, Hollywood is your oyster. That’s the place director James Wan found himself in recently when deciding on his next film. In fact, Warner Bros. was so excited for him to direct a DC film, they gave him his choice.
Director James Wan is about to transition from finishing one movie (The Conjuring 2) to starting another (Aquaman). That means he’s making some big decisions about the film right now and, in a new interview, he dropped a huge tease.
One of the most successful new supernatural horror franchises in recent memory is getting a fourth film. Universal Pictures just announced that Insidious: Chapter 4 is coming in October 2017 with a new director but a familiar star.
Just a day after The Flash lost its director over creative differences, it looks like the DC Cinematic Universe could be losing another director for the same reason: James Wan, who is slated to direct Aquaman.