• James Wan's new horror film will be 'hard-R' with 'old school, practical effects'
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    Ben Arnold

    James Wan's new horror film will be 'hard-R' with 'old school, practical effects'

    Horror maven James Wan has revealed plans for his next project, and pleasingly, it's not a remake, a reboot or a sequel.

  • ‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan Returns to Horror For Next Film
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    Variety

    ‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan Returns to Horror For Next Film

    Before James Wan heads back to the world of Atlantis for DC Comic's "Aquaman 2," the director is returning to his horror roots. Wan is set to direct an untitled secret horror project for New Line Cinema, sources tell Variety. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps. Wan previously collaborated with New Line on […]

  • ‘Mortal Kombat': Joe Taslim Joins Cast as Sub-Zero
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    ‘Mortal Kombat': Joe Taslim Joins Cast as Sub-Zero

    Indonesian actor/martial artist Joe Taslim has been cast as Sub-Zero in New Line Cinema’s epic-action film “Mortal Kombat.” The film is set to shoot in South Australia later this year, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.The film, produced by “Aquaman” director James Wan and based on the hugely successful video game franchise, will hit theaters on March 5, 2021. Simon McQuoid will direct in his feature directorial debut. The current screenplay is by Greg Russo.Developed by Midway Games in 1992, “Mortal Kombat” is a series of horror/fantasy-themed fighting games in which a group of martial artists (and a God) are assembled to compete in a series of fights against demonic opponents in order to prevent the destruction of earth. “Mortal Kombat 11,” the franchise’s latest installment, was released in April and has become the most successful launch in franchise history.Also Read: 'Mortal Kombat': Warner Bros Sets Spring 2021 Release for James Wan-Produced FilmThe first game was notorious for its depiction of extreme gore, especially via finishing moves called “fatalities,” in which fights were ended by actions like ripping a beating heart from an opponent’s chest or pulling their head and spine from their body, among others.The fatality feature was expanded upon in subsequent games escalating both the gore and the black comedy, and fatalities remain a staple of the series. Since 1992, 24 games have been released.“Mortal Kombat” will be the franchise’s third live-action adaptation, following 1995’s “Mortal Kombat” and “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” in 1997. The franchise also spawned a direct-to-video animated prequel, “Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins,” in 1995, as well as a stage show.Also Read: Ronda Rousey to Voice Sonya Blade in 'Mortal Kombat 11': Watch the Trailer Here (Video)Wan and Todd Garner are producing, with Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins executive producing.Taslim made his screen debut in Iko Uwais’s cult action movie, “The Raid.” Taslim currently stars in the Cinemax series “Warrior” and appeared in “Fast and Furious 6” and the acclaimed “The Night Comes For Us.”Taslim is repped by ICM Partners.The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.Read original story ‘Mortal Kombat': Joe Taslim Joins Cast as Sub-Zero At TheWrap

  • Aquaman director James Wan teases plans for spin-off The Trench
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    Digital Spy

    Aquaman director James Wan teases plans for spin-off The Trench

    "It's going to play more as a monster horror movie."

  • Peter Jackson says he turned down making 'Aquaman' twice
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    Ben Arnold

    Peter Jackson says he turned down making 'Aquaman' twice

    Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has revealed that he was offered the chance to snap up directing duties on DC's Aquaman.

  • Gary Dauberman to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot,’ James Wan to Produce
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    Gary Dauberman to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot,’ James Wan to Produce

    Gary Dauberman will write the script for New Line Cinema’s big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot,” which James Wan, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper will produce.King wrote the novel in 1975, only his second to be published at the time. It follows a writer who returns to the town of Jerusalem’s Lot, where he lived as a young boy, only to discover everyone he used to know is now a vampire. It was also King’s first book to top the New York Times Bestseller list. In 1979, Tobe Hooper directed a “Salem’s Lot” TV movie, while a miniseries was released in 2004.Dauberman will also executive produce the project.Also Read: How 'Aquaman' Director James Wan Created the Underwater World: Rigs, Wigs and Visual EffectsDauberman just wrapped his directorial debut “Annabelle Comes Home” for New Line, and his recent credits include the screenplays for “It,” “The Nun,” “Annabelle” and “Hell Hath No Fury.” He also wrote the screenplay for “It: Chapter Two” and “Swamp Thing.” “It” broke box office records when it was released in September 2017 and has since become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time.“Salem’s Lot” will be Dauberman’s sixth theatrical collaboration with New Line. His most recent producing venture with the production studio, “The Curse of La Llorona,” debuted over Easter weekend with a $26.3 million opening.Also Read: 'Train to Busan' Remake: James Wan and Gary Dauberman in Talks at New LineWan is a hot commodity at Warner Bros., especially given his recent success with “Aquaman.” The movie starring Jason Momoa made $1.5 billion worldwide after it opened in December 2018. He also directed two of “The Conjuring” films for Warner Bros./New Line.Dauberman is represented by Lars Theriot of Industry Entertainment, Kathleen Remington of ICM Partners, and Eric Suddleson of Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. Wan is represented by Paradigm, Mortimer PR, Stacey Testro International and attorney David Fox.Read original story Gary Dauberman to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot,’ James Wan to Produce At TheWrap

  • The creepy doll lives again in first 'Annabelle Comes Home' trailer
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    Tom Beasley

    The creepy doll lives again in first 'Annabelle Comes Home' trailer

    The first trailer for 'Annabelle Comes Home' suggests horror fans could be in for the most stuffed entry to date in the 'Conjuring' universe.

  • ‘Aquaman 2’ Gets December 2022 Release Date
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    ‘Aquaman 2’ Gets December 2022 Release Date

    Warner Bros. has set Dec. 16, 2022, as the release date for its "Aquaman" sequel. The studio took the first step toward "Aquaman 2" earlier this month by bringing back David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to write the script. "Aquaman 2" will be produced by "Aquaman" director James Wan and Peter Safran. "Aquaman" has over-performed for Warner […]