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Leigh Whannell Talks Making Horror Movies and What’s Next

Leigh Whannell has been making movies for a while now, sometimes with his longtime friend James Wan and sometimes without. Recently he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his horror flicks and what’s next for him.

The way things sound, it looks like his next movie will not fall into the horror genre, “…not because I would become bored of the genre as much as because the genre would become bored of me,” explains Whannell. “I think if I was constantly generating horror, the films would suffer. I feel like going off and making a film that’s completely different recharges your batteries. It’s a great thing to do.

If I had to pick one genre next, I’d love to make a sci-fi film. I grew up in the ’80s, going to the video store and renting Aliens and The Thing — I just love them so much. Nostalgia for the films I loved in my teenage years kind of really draws me.

Coming from Whannell soon will be The Mule, Cooties, and of course Insidious Chapter 3, which he stars in and directed.

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