James Wan is going to direct an original horror project next. According to Deadline, Wan is set to direct a horror film for New Line before work begins on Aquaman 2. There are few other details about the project currently available.
While the film’s plot and title have not been revealed, what is known is that Wan will co-write the script for the film with Ingrid Bisu. Wan will also serve as director and co-producer alongside Michael Clear via their Atomic Monster banner. Per Variety, the plan is for this horror project to shoot this fall in Los Angeles with Wan moving on to Aquaman 2 pre-production in 2020.
Getting his start directing the original Saw, Wan has since launched the enormously successful Conjuring horror franchise for Warner Bros. and been actively involved with its numerous spinoff films. Earlier reports claimed Wan was attached to direct Amazon’s planned television adaptation of the slasher franchise I Know What You Did Last Summer, but Wan himself has since debunked the reports as untrue.
Aquaman 2 is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022.