James Wan may be returning to his horror roots with “Malignant,” but at the same time it’s going to be unlike anything he has done before. “You got to take chances because if you don’t, you wind up making the same old thing again and again,” he said. “I think audiences are starved something that is new and different.” Based on the visuals and camera work teased in the latest trailer for Malignant, it lives up to Wan’s words.
This newest trailer also features a little bit more of the plot about the mysterious presence that surround’s Annabelle Wallis’ character who has visions of terrifying murders that ends up being real. No one can quite understand why she sees them, but it looks like everyone around her, including the audience will be scared.
Wan is making a return to the horror scene after spending some time directing a little film called “Aquaman.” But he hasn’t stepped completely away from the genre he helped modernize as he has produced “Conjuring” spinoffs.
“Malignant” stars Annabelle Wallis (“Annabelle”), Maddie Hasson (“Mr. Mercedes”), George Young (“Containment”), Michole Briana White (“Dead to Me”), Jacqueline McKenzie (“Reckoning”), Jake Abel (“Supernatural”), and Ingrid Bisu (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”).
Here’s the brief plot synopsis:
Malignant” is the latest creation from “Conjuring” universe architect James Wan (“Aquaman,” “Furious 7”). The film marks director Wan’s return to his roots with this new original horror thriller.
In the film, Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
Behind the scenes, Wan was joined by his frequent collaborators, director of photography Don Burgess and editor Kirk Morri (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring 2”), production designer Desma Murphy (art director, “Aquaman,” “Furious 7”), as well as costume designer Lisa Norcia (“Insidious: The Last Key”). The music is by Joseph Bishara, who has composed the score for all seven films in “The Conjuring” Universe, among many others.
Warner Bros. Pictures will release “Malignant” under its New Line Cinema banner in theaters and on HBO Max on September 10, 2021.