James Wan
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Film Director

Wan is one of horror’s biggest names, crafting low-budget scares in the “Saw,” “Conjuring” and “Insidious” films, three of the genre’s most successful franchises of the last decade. But when Universal tapped him to direct “Furious 7,” he took a step into the blockbuster big leagues, delivering a movie that grossed $1.5 billion worldwide. With that under his belt, DC enlisted Wan to steer “Aquaman” to the screen in the comic-book hero’s first solo outing. Meanwhile, he still has plenty of horror on the way as both a creator and a producer, with upcoming projects slated to include “Smart House,” a Wan original idea about a family trapped in high-tech witness protection; the robot frightfest “M3GAN”; and an adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers.”


  • SAW


  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) (Australia)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
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James Wan, Jason Blum Partner on Robot Horror Movie 'M3GAN'

James Wan, Jason Blum Partner on Robot Horror Movie 'M3GAN'

"Aquaman" director James Wan and horror movie maven Jason Blum are collaborating on the robot horror movie "M3GAN."The duo have hired Gerard Johnstone to direct from a script by Akela Cooper, who has worked on "Luke Cage" and "American Horror Story." Shooting is scheduled to begin in the fall.The project was announced on Wednesday, a day before the opening of Comic-Con in San Diego, where both are scheduled to appear. Blum will tout M. Night Shyamalan’s "Glass" and the reboot...


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