Filmmaker James Wan (Aquaman; The Conjuring; Insidious; Saw) has revealed the title of his new movie, a giallo-inspired “hard-R thriller” with “old school, practical effects” is Malignant (it was previously rumoured to be called Silvercup).
Co-written with actress Ingrid Bisu (The Nun) – the pair got engaged together in June – the New Line-Atomic Monster production has already begun shooting in Los Angeles, a recipient of the Independent California Film Rebate.
Wan commented: “I’m super excited to go back to my indie roots with this hard-R thriller. An original horror idea (not a reboot/remake or anything based on existing IP) with old school, practical effects and no giant, blue screen sets. That’s all I’ll say for now.”
The cast announced so far include Annabelle Wallis (above in Annabelle; also in Annabelle: Creation and The Mummy), Maddie Hasson, Jake Abel, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michole Briana White, George Young and Paul Mabon.
The movie is being independently financed through Starlight Media and Midas Innovation, who will retain distribution rights in China. Once filming on Malignant is completed, Wan will move onto pre-production on Aquaman 2.