James Wan

James Wan Is Producing a ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie

by Britt Hayes August 8, 2015 @ 12:21 PM
Warner Bros. Interactive
Mortal Kombat has an odd history of adaptations — there was the 1995 film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, followed by the sequel in 1997 and two short-lived TV series. In recent years, the classic video game found new live-action life via a web series, which was being used to hopefully launch a new film. That film never really got off the ground, but a new movie is being planned with one of our most prized studio directors on board to produce.

‘The Conjuring 2’ Star Patrick Wilson Teases the Return of the Warrens in New Photo

by Jacob Hall July 8, 2015 @ 11:07 AM
Warner Bros.
The Conjuring was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2013, the rare modern horror movie to strike that perfect balance between crowd-pleasing mainstream fare and nerdy, genre-specific detail. Casual horror fans loved it. Hardcore horror fans loved it. A sequel was announced almost instantly. Now, two years later, we have our first real shred of evidence that the second cinematic case of Ed and Lorraine Warren is actually, truly happening.

‘Furious 7’ Extended Edition Blu-ray Arriving in September With Over 90 Minutes of Bonus Materials

by Britt Hayes June 23, 2015 @ 5:47 PM
Universal Pictures
Here’s some good news for your friends and #family: Universal has officially announced a special extended edition of Furious 7, which will arrive in stores this September. Along with a longer version of the film, you’ll also get over 90 minutes of bonus materials. That’s enough time to drink at least three Coronas. The studio has also released a trailer to get you properly revved up for the home release.

‘Furious 7’ Filmmaker James Wan Will Direct ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Robotech’

by Matt Singer June 3, 2015 @ 4:08 PM
Universal Pictures
Furious 7 is the fourth highest grossing movie of all time. Ever. In film history. Number four, after Avatar, Titanic, and The Avengers. $1.5 billion at the box office and counting. A lot of the credit for that success goes to its longtime stars and creators who’ve kept the franchise running for 15 years through highs and lows. But some of the credit also goes to James Wan, who stepped in to direct the film after longtime franchise steward Justin Lin left the series, and who managed to keep the movie and its crew together following the tragic death of star Paul Walker. He delivered a really satisfying Fast & Furious that simultaneously served as a lovely tribute to Walker. It was an incredibly difficult job, and Wan nailed it.

James Wan Eyed to Direct ‘Robotech’ Live-Action Film

by Britt Hayes April 29, 2015 @ 7:22 PM
Tatsunoko Productions
Following his detour into action filmmaking with Furious 7, director James Wan talked about returning to the horror genre, which is exactly what he did, returning to the helm for The Conjuring 2. But just when he thought he was out of the action genre, they may have just pulled him back in — Sony is eyeing the director to take on their live-action Robotech film.

James Wan Producing Remake of ‘The Entity’ From the Writers of ‘The Conjuring’

by Britt Hayes April 20, 2015 @ 5:28 PM
Twentieth Century Fox
Following his detour into action on Furious 7, director James Wan is heading back to the horror genre — not that he ever really left. In addition to acting as producer on the upcoming flicks Insidious: Chapter 3 and Demonic, Wan is directing The Conjuring 2. That’s a solid slate of new projects, and Wan has just added another one to the pile: the director will reunite with the writers of The Conjuring to produce a remake of classic horror film The Entity.

‘Furious 7’ Review: One Last Ride, and It’s a Good One

by Matt Singer April 3, 2015 @ 5:21 AM
Furious 7 almost certainly won’t be the last Fast & Furious movie. But at times it feels like a series finale. There are numerous callbacks and homages to the franchise’s entire 15-year history. The setpieces are bigger and crazier than ever; it’s hard to imagine anyone topping them. And before the chases really get rolling, the mood is often downright mournful. Two different scenes are set in graveyards, and characters talk about taking “one last ride” together.

All Roads Lead to This: The Definitive Ranking of All Seven ‘Fast & Furious’ Movies

by Matt Singer March 25, 2015 @ 12:38 PM
In a few days it will finally arrive: Furious 7, the latest and biggest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. And while the death of series star Paul Walker does put a damper on some of the excitement, this is still a great time to celebrate one of Hollywood’s most reliable and inventive franchises. In 15 years, Fast & Furious has evolved from a simple B-movie about a couple of street racers to an international crime epic spanning multiple continents and dozens of characters.