Coming off of the mega-hit Insidious and an eight-picture deal with Icon Entertainment Intl. that will have him producing low-budget horror flicks, James Wan is in final talks to direct The Conjuring for New Line.
The film, “inspired by the supernatural events that happened in the Rhode Island home of the Perron family,” would have the director returning to the realm of domestic haunts. Originally on Summit’s radar, New Line stepped in and bought the pitch when talks fell through. There’s no word on whether or not Wan would work on Spectre – potentially starring Nicole Kidman – before The Conjuring.
Wan is also the co-creator of the Saw franchise.