That's a wrap! James Wan has wrapped filming his new horror movie Malignant. Wan has spent the past few years directing massive blockbusters, such as Aquaman and Furious 7. But now, the man behind The Conjuring universe is taking a trip back to his original horror roots with his latest creation. While much remains mysterious about this particular project, Wan has shared some final set photos following the production wrapping over the weekend.
Taking to Instagram, James Wan revealed a handful of photos from behind-the-scenes, with various cast and crew members holding the clapboard. Unfortunately, they don't reveal much in terms of what to expect from the movie itself, as Wan seems to be playing this one particularly close to the chest. Wan provided the following caption with the photos.
"So we wrapped principal photography on Malignant over the weekend. Big thank you to an amazing cast and crew!! You all worked hard and delivered something special! Can't wait to get into post."
Plot details for the movie are still being kept under wraps at this time. What we know for sure is that this is an original idea that isn't connected to a pre-existing franchise. Some speculated early on that this could be connected, in some way, to The Conjuring movies, or maybe even a secret project related to something like A Nightmare on Elm Street. James Wan was quick to shoot that down, assuring that this is an original idea. Wan is producing the movie with Michael Clear, Richard Brener, Eric McLeod, Ingrid Bisu, Judson Scott and Peter Luo.
The cast includes Annabelle Wallis The Loudest Voice, Annabelle, Maddie Hasson Impulse, I Saw the Light, George Young A Bread Factory, Parts 1 & 2, Containment, Michole Briana White Lila and Eve, She Hate Me, Jake Abel Another Life, Dirty John, Jacqueline McKenzie Pine Gap, Romper Stomper: Next Gen. In addition to her duties as producer, Ingrid Bisu The Nun, Toni Erdmann also stars and helped cook up the story with James Wan. Akela Cooper M3GAN, The Nun 2 and JT Petty The Burrowers, My Only Sunshine penned the screenplay.
James Wan broke into Hollywood in a big way as the director of Saw, which went on to become a massive hit. He then directed several other original horror flicks including Dead Silence, Insidious and, most importantly, The Conjuring. Wan has since produced all of the spin-offs in The Conjuring universe and, as a franchise, those movies have brought in $1.9 billion at the global box office. Wan has once again partnered with Warner Bros./New Line Cinema for this project, as they've had a very successful creative relationship over the years. Malignant release date is August 14, 2020. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details on the project are made available. Be sure to check out the wrap photos from James Wan's Instagram for yourself.
So far, most of the movies that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic were scheduled to come out in March A Quiet Place Part II, Mulan, April No Time to Die, and May Furious 9, Black Widow before being pushed back. But now even June films are coming out later than expected. Variety reports that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, which was scheduled to be released on June 5, has been postponed to August 14.
“When we greenlit Wonder Woman 1984, it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theaters on Aug. 14,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t the only Warner Bros. movie with a new release date, either: In the Heights, based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, and the Scooby-Doo origin story ? Scoob! have been “indefinitely pulled,” as has director James Wan’s Malignant, which was scheduled to come out on August 14, the date that now belongs to WW84. The fact that movies that weren’t supposed to come out for three months are already being delayed shows that studios expect theaters to remain closed longer than feared.
We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE