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James Wan to Direct New Horror Film Before Aquaman 2

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After bringing the DC Extended Universe its biggest success to date with last year's Aquaman, director James Wan is set to return to the horror genre that broke him into the Hollywood mainstream before beginning work on the superhero film's sequel.

Wan has reportedly signed on to an unannounced horror film for WarnerMedia subsidiary New Line Cinema, which he will direct and co-write with Ingrid Bisu. The planned film will also be produced by Wan through his Atomic Monster production company.

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Details on the film itself are scarce, but it is expected to begin principal photography this fall in Los Angeles while Aquaman 2 is expected to begin preproduction in 2020, with Wan expected to return to direct.

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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.

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Aquaman 2 is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022.

(via Variety)

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