James Wan, New Line Team Up On New Horror Film

Acclaimed filmmaker James Wan is bringing his unique vision back to the Silver Screen with an as-yet-untitled horror feature.

Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions will produce the film–alongside Michael Clear and Judson Scott–for New Line Cinema, with Bishal Dutta on board to direct from a script by Joshua Rollins, as reported by Deadline.

The untitled horror feature is shrouded in secrecy at this early stage, but it is reported that the original project will be set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.

New Line and Atomic Monster have an impressive list of successes to draw on–including the Conjuring franchise, Lights Out and Annabelle Comes Home. The six films in the blockbuster Conjuring series have accounted for nearly $2 billion in worldwide box office receipts.

This movie will be the major studio directorial debut for Dutta, whose short Inferno caught the attention of both Atomic Monster and New Line. Rollins is an established playwright; his script Worldbreaker has been optioned by Amasia Entertainment and Dark Castle.

Wan’s most recent effort, as reported here in Horror News Network, is serving as executive producer on the upcoming eight-part Netflix horror series Archive 81. The filmmaker is best known, of course, for such big-screen successes as the SawInsidious and Conjuring horror franchises, as well as helming a Fast & Furious installment and DC Comics’ mega-hit Aquaman.

Keep reading Horror News Network for more details on this latest horror feature from James Wan.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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