Before he directed Aquaman, Australian film director James Wan stormed the world with his horror films. He is the man behind horror classic Saw, which was his breakthrough series, as well as Insidious and The Conjuring series of films. Now we hear than Wan will return to his indie horror roots with a new production set to start filming over the next few months.
The as yet untitled project will shoot in Los Angeles because it qualifies for an Independent California Film Rebate.
The film is based on a story by Wan and Ingrid Bisu, and while there is very little information on the film itself, we do know it’s for New Line. New Line is a Warner Bros. based label that has collaborated with the director previously on the Conjuring films, as well as Lights Out and the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie that he will be producing.
Wan broke free of his indie horror world to direct the DC/Warner Bros film Aquaman, which was a huge hit taking over $1 billion globally at the box office. He will again direct the next Aquaman film, which is set to start production some time in 2020 for a 2022 release.
After the current not-so-secret project, he will be producing the third film in the Conjuring franchise, which is currently in production and set for a September 11, 2020 release.