Is A ‘Malignant’ Sequel In The Offing From James Wan?

by Thomas Tuna

Another horror franchise? Why not?

Malignant–the 2021 horror hit from the imagination of acclaimed filmmaker James Wan–could expand with a sequel or spinoff if fans clamor for it, according to a report on

In the original horror thriller–available now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray–Madison Lake Mitchell (Annabelle Wallis) is “paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are, in fact, terrifying realities,” according to the logline.

The film–helmed by Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (based on a story by Wan, Cooper and Ingrid Bisu)–also stars Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White and Jacqueline McKenzie.

Wan, in a recent interview, acknowledged that when he starts a new film, “I try to have an idea of what the bigger world would look like–the umbrella universe, if you will. Because I know the bigger world, there are potentially other stories to tell–and that usually is dictated by what the audience wants.”

If the fans want more, he said, “then I have more stories to pull into it. That’s my approach–even all the way back to my first film, Saw, and we were fortunate enough to tell other stories. Same with Insidious, same with The Conjuring.”

The director then joked that if fans want more Malignant, “they should start a groundswell movement. Start a hashtag of a Malignant sequel.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the potential Malignant franchise.


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