It’s kind of a miracle Furious 7 turned out so well. After the tragic loss of actor Paul Walker, nobody knew where that left the unfinished film. Would it be reshot? Scrapped altogether? In the end, Universal, director James Wan (The Conjuring), and all involved worked with Weta to finish Paul Walker’s scenes. Read more about how they did it after the jump. Read More »
This year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, but Furious 8 has yet to find a director despite a release date set for April 14th, 2017. But a director for the eighth installment of the popular car heist series has been hard to nail down. Earlier this we reported that Universal Pictures had narrowed their Fast and Furious 8 director search to three finalists. But now Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray confirms he has signed on to direct Furious 8.
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Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
No horror film in recent memory has demanded a sequel more than The Conjuring. James Wan‘s 2013 haunted house extravaganza remains one of the smartest, spookiest, and classiest mainstream genre films of the past few years, with husband-and-wife paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren being the most exciting horror protagonists to emerge in quite some time. So yeah, of course you’ll want to take a look at a new photo taken on the set of The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, especially since it features Patrick Wilson rocking some killer sideburns.
Check out the new The Conjuring 2 photo after the jump.
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Right now James Wan is busy shooting The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, opting to return to horror instead of directing Furious 8 for Universal Pictures (which is having some trouble locking down a director, with Vin Diesel promising an announcement soon). But he’ll also be wearing his producing hat for another promising horror project.
New Line has just picked up the rights to The Boy Who Drew Monsters, Keith Donohue’s novel which hit shelves last year and arrives on paperback on October 13th, and James Wan will produce the big screen adaptation. So what’s the book about? Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Way back in 2012, we reported that James Wan was working on a new big-screen feature about MacGyver. The movie never actually came to pass, obviously, but now Wan will get to tackle the resourceful hero from a different angle. CBS has put into development a MacGyver television series, with Wan set to direct the pilot. Get more details on the MacGyver TV reboot after the jump. Read More »
One of the biggest active film franchises right now is the Fast & Furious series at Universal Pictures. After this year’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office this year, Furious 8 was guaranteed to happen with a release date set for April 14th, 2017.
However, there seems to be some trouble brewing behind the scenes as Universal is having trouble figuring out who to direct, and some of the trouble is reportedly that star and producer Vin Diesel has proven to be a little more difficult to work with on the franchise recently. Find out more about the Furious 8 director problems below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
After spending much of the summer kicking back and enjoying the massive success of Furious 7, director James Wan is back at work on the set of The Conjuring 2. And he’s got the set photos to prove it. After the jump, see the first pics as The Conjuring 2 starts shooting. Read More »
We’ve reached the end of a very busy week. There were tons of trailers and some pretty big news stories, so this is a pretty beefy edition of the Best Stories of the Week.
Recapping the news from the past seven days, you’ll find updates on the future of Marvel Studios‘ television side and Samuel L. Jackson in the cinematic universe, some rumors about the future of Star Wars and details on the past of a certain iconic character from the saga, a first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, new writers for the Transformers franchise and future universe and more.
Plus, there’s trailers for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and a double dose of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw and Everest, and that’s not even half of the (mostly) great, new trailers we saw this week. Catch up on the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »
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James Wan has been an in-demand director for the past couple years, but the billion-dollar success of Furious 7 pushed him into a new bracket as far as studios are concerned. We know that Warner Bros. wants to keep him around, and that he’s been in talks to make Aquaman. But if current reports are correct WB doesn’t quite know what it is doing with Aquaman yet, which may be part of what leads to this new deal.
Now James Wan is in early talks to direct the Robotech movie at Sony, as the studio makes a play to grab the hottest guy in town.
Update: THR confirms James Wan has now closed his deal to direct Aquaman. Original story follows.
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UPDATE 6/3/15 – Warner Bros. has now confirmed that Wan will direct Aquaman. He’s also set to direct Robotech, which was recently rumored. Read the full press release after the jump.
We know that Jason Momoa will appear as Aquaman in Batman v Superman, and that the actor will star in an Aquaman spin-off film scheduled for release on July 27, 2018. Now it looks like James Wan, who just had a huge success with Furious 7, is in line to be the Aquaman director, at least if Warner Bros. gets its wish.
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