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James Wan’s Atomic Monster Lands ’56 Days’ Thriller at Amazon (Exclusive)

Amazon Studios is going back to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic for its latest TV project. The tech giant’s studio arm is developing a TV thriller based on 56 Days, a best-selling 2021 novel by Catherine Ryan Howard. Lisa Zwerling (ER, When We Rise) and Karyn Usher (Bones, Prison Break) are adapting the […]

Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon to Star in ‘Night Swim’ Horror Pic

Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon are set to star in Night Swim from writer-director Bryce McGuire and producers Atomic Monster and Blumhouse. Universal Pictures will release the horror pic based on the short film created by McGuire and Rod Blackhurst. Details are being kept under wraps, but Night Swim is described as a supernatural thriller built around the hidden source […]

‘M3GAN’ Review: Allison Williams Tangles With a Rogue Robot in Fun AI Horror That’s Equal Parts Campy and Creepy

A robotics scientist gives her orphaned niece a prototype synthetic companion in this killer doll thriller from producers Jason Blum and James Wan.

‘M3GAN’ Producers Jason Blum and James Wan Talk Potential Merger, AI-Driven Filmmaking and ‘The Invisible Man’ Sequel

M3GAN producers Jason Blum and James Wan first worked together on 2010’s Insidious, and now, after 12-plus years and at least seven other projects, the producing partners are hoping to take their working relationship to the next level. In November, THR reported that Blum’s Blumhouse and Wan’s Atomic Monster were in advanced talks to merge […]

Horror Thriller from James Wan Scores Series Order at Peacock

Peacock has given a series order to a horror thriller from executive producer James Wan and Yellowstone writer Ian McCulloch. The untitled series is inspired by Robert McCammon’s 1988 novel Stinger. In development since March (and formerly titled Teacup), the series will follow a disparate group of people on a ranch who must come together […]

‘M3GAN’ Premiere Featured Eight Look-Alike Dolls Dancing to Taylor Swift Song in Now-Viral Moment

It was a real M3GAN-palooza last night in Hollywood. Universal Pictures rolled out the black carpet in front of TCL Chinese Theatre for the world premiere of Blumhouse’s next horror title, M3GAN. The Gerard Johnstone film centers on a brilliant toy company roboticist, played by Allison Williams, who fast-tracks a secret invention after a tragedy […]

James Wan Teams With ‘Ink Master’ Producers for Unscripted Partnership (Exclusive)

Aquaman director James Wan is diving headfirst into the unscripted genre. Wan and his Atomic Monster banner are teaming with Ink Master producers Truly Original for a new unscripted partnership. The two companies are said to have multiple projects in various stages of development in a number of different unscripted genres. Producer Ingrid Bisu, who […]

James Wan Adapting Horror Thriller ‘Stinger’ as Peacock Series (Exclusive)

Peacock, the streaming home of Yellowstone, is looking to shake things up on the ranch. The NBCUniversal-backed platform is teaming with James Wan to adapt author Robert McCammon’s horror thriller Stinger as a half-hour series. The project, which is titled Teacup and currently in the development stages, is being penned by Yellowstone writer Ian McCulloch. […]

‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Team on Their “Out-There” Ideas

For Aquaman, it’s not easy being king. The new HBO Max series Aquaman: King of Atlantis is gearing up to unveil its second of three installments, with Thursday’s episode picking up after Aquaman (Coopers Andrews) and Mera (Gillian Jacobs) return home only to see that time has moved much faster than they realized, leaving Ocean […]

Unpacking ‘Malignant’ and the Twist Dividing Audiences

[This story contains spoilers for Malignant.] Every once and a while, a genre film comes along that’s so off-the-wall, so against the grain of the current pop-culture zeitgeist, and so wholly the work of a filmmaker’s id and formative instincts that it’s difficult to believe any major studio would give it the green light. I’m […]

James Wan’s ‘Malignant’: Film Review

In the director's new feature, a woman is tormented by horrific visions of murders that turn out to be real.

James Wan’s ‘Malignant’ Scores Day-and-Date Streaming Release in China (Exclusive)

Malignant, director James Wan’s much anticipated return to the horror genre, has scored a rare day-and-date streaming release in China. The film will launch on Chinese streaming channels on Friday, Sept. 10, the same day it debuts in U.S. cinemas and over HBO Max. Chinese film financier Starlight Media, which co-produced the film with Wan’s […]