James Wan’s new horror film Malignant wraps production
Director James Wan took to Instagram to reveal that production has officially wrapped on Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s forthcoming horror film Malignant which will be Wan’s first non-Conjuring horror collaboration with the two studios. Featuring our first look at Annabelle Wallis and Maddie Hasson’s character, you can check out his full post below!
Malignant will star Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), Jake Abel (Supernatural), George Young (Containment), Maddie Hasson (Mr. Mercedes), Michole Briana White (Encino Man) and Jacqueline McKenzie (Pine Gap).
The film, whose plot is being kept under wraps, but is based on a story co-written by Wan and his fiance Ingrid Bisu, who starred in The Nun and recently got engaged to the 42-year-old Australian director. Wan will also produce the film through his Atomic Monster banner alongside Michael Clear. The film is being financed through Starlight Media and Midas Innovation, who will distribute in China as New Line handles the remaining distribution. Malignant seemingly has no relation to the James Wan penned graphic novel Malignant Man, previously set up as a feature film at Fox, though given the titles it’s not a stretch to imagine a connection.
DC Comics fans don’t have to fret, however, as Wan’s current plan is to move into pre-production on the sequel to last year’s critical and commercial smash Aquaman after production wraps on the horror project.
The August 14, 2020 release date will see Malignant going up against three other movies including Sony Pictures’ Escape Room 2, Universal’s action-thriller Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk and Disney’s star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan.