James Wan’s Next 7 Projects Guarantee He’ll Stay Number Wan

After his James Wan continues to prove that the roll he’s on is never-ending. The acclaimed Australian director has consistently wowed audiences since his debut on the horror scene with Saw in 2004 and he has gone from strength to strength since, directing anything from the first and second Conjuring and Insidious to most recently stepping out of the genre to direct the much loved Furious 7. He’s even going for the gold in the superhero genre, where he will direct Warner Bros.’ Aquaman. In short, the man is unstoppable — but who would want to anyhow?!

Since James Wan is an insanely prolific filmmaker, let’s take a look at seven of his upcoming projects:

1. Lights Out

Release date: July 22, 2016

  • James Wan will produce

This utterly terrifying-looking specimen is due out in just a couple of weeks. , James Wan is acting as producer on the project.

Lights Out‘s plot surrounds Rebecca, a young woman who used to be plagued by an unknown terror in the dark when she was a child. Now her younger brother is being haunted by the same entity, which is inexplicably connected to their mother, Sophie. As these terrifying events increase in intensity, Rebecca circles in on the dark truth. But will she be too late?

Looks like a must-see, in my humble opinion!

2. MacGyver

Release date: September 23, 2016

  • James Wan will direct and executive produce

“It’s just like my Dad used to say: Everything I need is right in front of me.”

Reviving the hugely popular MacGyver series from the ’80s, our favorite secret agent, Angus MacGyver, is finally coming back. on the project, with the pilot airing in September.

The highly anticipated revival of the series features the antics of problem solver Angus MacGyver, who works for the government as a secret agent. He’s famous for his non-violent techniques and resourcefulness, using everyday objects to crack the most daunting of problems. This time around, MacGyver will be played by Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse).

3. Annabelle 2

Annabelle, the creepiest doll ever?

Annabelle, the creepiest doll ever?

Release date: May 19, 2017

  • James Wan will produce

You all know Annabelle, right? The insanely creepy killer doll whose sinister nature is only rivaled by Chucky took theaters by storm last year, so it’s no surprise filming for is already underway.

James Wan will act as producer, with Lights Out‘s David F. Sandberg directing. This time around, Annabelle will target a nun and several orphan girls who come to stay with a bereaved doll-maker and his wife in their home.

4. Insidious: Chapter 4

'Insidious: Chapter 3' was quite the fright-fest.

‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ was quite the fright-fest.

Release date: October 20, 2017

  • James Wan will produce

Another highly successful Wan project, Insidious is . James Wan will act as producer, and while the plot is as yet unknown, , although is still rife! Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) will direct, with Chapter 3 writer Leigh Whannell penning the script; Lin Shaye will also reprise her role as parapsychologist Elise Rainier.

5. Aquaman

Aquaman will unite the seven!

Aquaman will unite the seven!

Release date: July 27, 2018

  • James Wan will direct

Hells to the yeah! James Wan will be sitting in the director’s chair to unite the seven in Warner Bros./DC’s production of Aquaman. So far the plot is unknown, but it’s been reported that it will not be an origin story, instead taking place after the events of Justice League Part One. Game of Thrones hunk Jason Momoa will star as the titular character, with , Queen of the Sea and Aquaman’s wife. David Leslie Johnson — who will also be working on The Nun with Wan — is set to pen the script.

Since DC’s controversial attempts to rival Marvel’s superhero movies have so far drawn up short (looking at you, Batman v Superman), hopes are high that Wan will steer the DCEU into successful waters with Aquaman; and judging by his box office track record, they’ve made a wise choice.

6. Mortal Kombat

'Mortal Kombat' to get a reboot!

‘Mortal Kombat’ to get a reboot!

Release date: TBA

  • James Wan will produce

Mortal Kombat is getting the reboot it sorely deserves, and who better to produce it than James Wan? Although we still know woefully little about the project, a plot summary was released by The Tracking Board, who got the exclusive scoop. The new Mortal Kombat will center around:

… a seemingly harmless guy who realizes his potential when he finds himself caught in the middle of a cross-dimensional battle between the warriors of Earth and the monsters of Outworld. Now, in order to stop the world from total destruction, he must win the martial arts tournament known as Mortal Kombat.

Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Dave Callaham (The Expendables) will be writing the script. Described by New Line Cinema as “a departure from the mythology,” with “darker, brutally real martial arts,” here’s hoping we get a thrilling ride that will have us all screaming “Finish him!” at the screen come release time.

7. The Nun

The Conjuring 2's nun is getting her own film.

The Conjuring 2’s nun is getting her own film.

Release date: TBA

  • James Wan will produce

Set to be The Nun will most likely explore her origin within the Conjuring universe. With James Wan set to produce, and David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) on board to pen the script, I think we’ll be in for a treat with this one.

As you can see, James Wan looks like he has no intention of relenting in his tireless taking by storm of the movie industry. Moving seamlessly from horror movies to adventure TV to the superhero genre, it’s clear he has every intention of making his mark in cinematic history — and I have to say, I think he’ll get what he wants.

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