James Wan is continuing to cement himself as the modern day Wes Craven. The Malaysian filmmaker may have just scored his biggest hit ever with Furious 7, but his roots in the horror genre go deep. Between Saw, The Conjuring, & Insidious, Wan has created a steady stream of horror hits. It looks like he’s now ready to shepherd a new project, though his exact role is currently unclear.
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Wan has signed on to produce a remake of The Entity, about a single mother who is abused physically and sexually by a supernatural force. The original film came out in 1983 (the year I was born! Good year, that was!), and this one will likely not go into production until Wan is done shooting The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist this fall.
Similar to his Conjuring movies, The Entity is based on a true story- which is something that fans of the genre eat up.
Of course, it was only two years ago that Wan was going around saying, “Iâ€™m going to go on record and say I am finished with the horror genre. Conjuring and Insidious 2 are my two last scary movies.â€
I GUESS NOT!
Wan has hired Chad and Carey Hayes to write The Entity. They’re the same duo he used for the first Conjuring. For now, there isn’t a director attached, but I don’t think anyone would be surprised if Wan ends up sitting in that chair.
Hey, maybe they can have Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make a crossover appearance in this one and turn it into a…cinematic universe!?!?
Okay, that’s enough out of me. Have a good day, boys and girls!