James Wan’s ‘Malignant’ Drops Trailer, Gets Release Date

Malignant–according to Webster–means “evil in nature, influence or effect.” But, in the hands of filmmaker James Wan, it means a helluva scary movie.

Wan–whose horror creds stretch from Saw in 2004 to Insidious in 2010 to The Conjuring in 2013–is out to repeat his success with Malignant. And fans won’t have long to wait for his latest offering–the film will debut in theaters and on HBO Max Sept. 10, according to JoBlo.com. But check out the horrifying trailer on this page for a sneak peek.

Plot details have been scarce, but, according to a brief synopsis, the film follows Madison who “is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers these waking dreams are, in fact, terrifying realities.”

The R-rated Warner Bros. film–directed by Wan and written by Akela Cooper (from a story by Wan, Cooper and Ingrid Bisu)–stars Annabelle Wallis, Bisu, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Jake Abel, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie and McKenna Grace.

Wan said he is “super-excited to go back to my indie roots with this hard-R thriller. An original horror idea with old-school, practical effects and no giant, blue-screen sets.”

Wan and Michael Clear produced Malignant, with Bisu, Eric McLeod, Judson Scott, Peter Luo, Cheng Yang, Mandy Yu and Lei Han serving as executive producers.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Malignant.


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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