In Malignant, James Wan is excited to introduce a really unique villain, the likes of which most horror fans have never seen before. “I wanted to go back and do a movie in the spirit of the movies I used to make,” Wan told a group of journalists, including myself, at a round-table over the weekend.
“Whenever I’m making one of my big-budget films, like Aquaman, all I want to do is go back to making a smaller, more intimate film. And that’s exactly what happened when I was making Aquaman. All I wanted to do was go back and do something unique. [Malignant] came from a desire to want to do that. And then it just became a case of finding a story that would fit that aspiration.”
Look for more from Wan and additional coverage of Malignant leading up to the film’s September 10th release.
Today, we have a brand new clip from Malignant to share with you all. In addition to being tense as hell, it sports some amazing cinematography, certain to tickle those with an eye for technical filmmaking.
Watch the clip below:
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.
Malignant stars Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, The Mummy), Maddie Hasson (YouTube’s Impulse, TV’s Mr. Mercedes), George Young (TV’s Containment), Michole Briana White (TV’s Black Mafia Family, Dead to Me), Jacqueline McKenzie (Palm Beach, TV’s Reckoning), Jake Abel (TV’s Supernatural, the Percy Jackson films) and Ingrid Bisu (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, The Nun).
Wan directed Malignant from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (M3GAN, upcoming The Nun 2), story by Wan and Ingrid Bisu and Cooper. The film was produced by Wan and Michael Clear, with Eric McLeod, Judson Scott, Bisu, Peter Luo, Cheng Yang, Mandy Yu, and Lei Han serving as executive producers.
Malignant will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 10th, 2021, in theaters nationwide and on HBO Max via their Ad-Free plan in 4K UHD, HDR10, and Dolby Vision on supported devices; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from the theatrical release.
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