Variety confirms the news we broke last week (lots more here) that James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Silence has been give the old greenlight. The flick is about a ghost ventriloquist named Mary Shaw. Silence will mark the second directing job for James and third script job for Whannell, who is co-writing Saw 2. Evolution’s Twisted Pictures will produce and Universal will distribute the film, which goes into production this June. Saw 2 aims for a Halloween release from Lions Gate Films.