James Wan Up For The Conjuring

More haunted house, less Paul Daniels

James Wan Up For The Conjuring

by James White |
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File this one under “if it ain’t broke, and it’s still terrifying, don’t fix it”: fresh from the success of directing low-budget horror movie hit Insidious, James Wan is looking to stay in the haunted house business with The Conjuring.

Because while it sounds like a scary pitch based around killer magicians with blade-filled top hats, it’s actually inspired by the account of the Perron family, who experienced terrible supernatural events in their Rhode Island home. And it’ll also draw from the memories of Ed and Lorraine Warren, experts in paranormal activity who tried to help the family. We say, “inspired,” but it would seem the original producers didn’t have the rights to the Perron story, so some liberties will be taken.

Summit was lurking around the option to the pitch written by House of Wax scribes Chad and Carey Hayes, but now New Line has swooped into possess it.

Wan is in talks to make the film for the studio, but there’s no set start date yet.

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