‘Malignant’ From James Wan Will Be A “Hard-R Thriller”

by Thomas Tuna

Acclaimed filmmaker James Wan is getting back to his roots–good, old-fashioned horror–with Malignant.

The storyline of the Warner Bros. film–slated for a theatrical release later this year–has been closely guarded at this point, but horror fans can be sure of one thing: It will be chock full of blood ‘n guts.

Malignant, as reported this week by comicbook.com, received an R rating from the Motion Picture Association for its “strong horror violence and gruesome images”–not to mention its strong language.

That rating fits nicely with what Wan said about his new film. During an interview, he said he was “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.”

Malignant–directed and co-written by Wan along with star Ingrid Bisu–is produced by Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions. The film–pushed back from its original Aug. 14, 2020 premiere by the COVID-19 crisis–also stars Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Jake Abel, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie and McKenna Grace.

Wallis was very excited about her part in this new movie. “I think we have something very special,” she said. “I think it’s genre-bending. I think it’s so brave and original. I just haven’t read anything like it.”

Wan, as fans know, started his rise to cinematic stardom with Saw in 2004, and followed that up with his Insidious films (2010 and 2013), The Conjuring (2013 and 2016) and Aquaman (2018).

Keep reading Horror News Network for all future updates on Malignant.

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