James Wan Returning to Horror With Original Film

James Wan‘s fans are going to love this. In fact, horror fans, in general, will love this—the super talented auteur will make an original, practical-effects heavy horror film before he leaps back into the ocean for Aquaman 2Wan revealed this news on Facebook (and Bloody Disgusting revealed the news to the rest of us) that his next project will be smaller in scale, but also ambitious and based on an original idea. He also promised it’ll be a “hard-R thriller”:

“There’s been a bit of speculation as to what my next project is… all I’ll say is, I’m super excited to go back to my indie roots with this hard-R thriller. An original horror idea (not a reboot/remake or anything based on existing IP) with old school, practical effects and no giant, blue screen sets.”

Then Wan took to Instagram to share two images:

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Back where it all began. Scouting @lacystreetproductioncenter. Shot all of #SAW here. #memories

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It seems like Wan has found quite the sweet spot, making massive blockbuster hits like Aquaman while still carving out time to make smaller, more personal films. You can tell by what he’s shared thus far on social media just how excited he is for this new project. Film lovers should be excited, too.

Featured image: Caption: (L-r) AMBER HEARD, director JAMES WAN, JASON MOMOA and WILLEM DAFOE on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “AQUAMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland/ ™ & © DC Comics. Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.


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