The First Trailer for James Wan’s “Malignant” is Deeply Creepy
Horror master James Wan is back in the genre he has mastered with Malignant, and the first trailer is as deeply creepy as you’d expect. The script comes from Akela Cooper (Jupiter’s Legacy), with a story from Wan himself and Ingrid Bisu (The Nun).
Malignant tracks the story of Madison (Annabelle Wallis), a woman paralyzed by “shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities,” as the synopsis reads. Madison’s troubles have followed her since she was a child when she used to talk to an “imaginary” friend named Gabriel. As the trailer picks up steam (fair warning, it gets progressively more intense), we see that whatever force is stalking Madison—it’s suggested it’s the Devil, no less—is capable of creating real-world horror.
Wan has assembled longtime collaborators here, including cinematographer Don Burgess and editor Kirk Morri, two Aquaman and The Conjuring 2 alums, production designer Desma Murphy (Aquaman, Furious 7), and costume designer Lisa Norcia (Insidious: The Last Key). The score comes from composer Joseph Bishara, a man who knows a thing or two about Wan’s filmmaking style and working in the horror genre—Bishara composed the score for all seven films in The Conjuring universe.
Joining Wallis are Maddie Hasson, Mckenna Grace, Jake Abel, George Young, Michole Briana White, and Jacqueline McKenzie. Check out the trailer below. Malignant hits theaters on September 10.
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Featured image: Caption: ANNABELLE WALLIS as Madison in New Line Cinema, Starlight Media Inc. and My Entertainment Inc.’s original horror thriller MALIGNANT, an Atomic Monster production, a Warner Bros Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures