Acclaimed filmmaker James Wan apparently has never met a film franchise he doesn’t like.
The man behind such classic horror franchises as Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring may have plans for a sequel to his most recent effort, Malignant, released in September. In fact, the director has talked with Malignant star Annabelle Wallis about continuing this particular storyline, according to a report on screenrant.com.
When asked about a possible sequel, Wallis in a recent interview said they have “plenty of ideas swirling around. We were very, very flattered by the reception, and I think taken aback by the reception. So yeah, there’s lot of conversations happening.”
This jibes with what Wan himself said about the possibility of Malignant becoming a franchise hit, as reported here in Horror News Network. “Malignant could become a franchise,” Wan said back in September. “Anything can become a franchise. They will find a way.”
The director added that when he makes a film, he thinks of “a bigger umbrella story. I’m always just telling a section of this bigger story.”
Malignant–directed by Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (and based on a story by Wan, Cooper and Ingrid Bisu)–follows Madison (Wallis), a woman who is “paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment grows as she discovers that these waking dreams are terrifying realities.”
The movie stars Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Jake Abel, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie, Ingrid Bisu and Mckenna Grace.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest updates on a possible Malignant sequel.