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Saw’s James Wan to Create Post-Apocalyptic Horror Film

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Australian filmmaker James Wan is working on a brand new film that is sure to please both post-apocalyptic and horror genre fans.

The movie, still untitled, is said to be set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles and will be directed by Bishal Dutta, who will be making his feature-length directorial debut with this project. Other names announced for the team include Writer Joshua Rollins, Producer Michael Clear, and Judson Scott as Executive Producer.

James WanJames Wan is not only the co-creator of the original Saw franchise in 2004, but he’s also the one who designed that creepy puppet for the film. Since then, he has gone on to direct the Insiduous series, The Conjuring series, the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise (Furious 7), and the DC Universe superhero movie Aquaman starring Jason Momoa. Wan is only the eighth person in history to direct multiple films that grossed over $1 billion each.

And considering the fact that Wan’s most famous projects (Saw and The Conjuring) both had creepy puppets, and his Instagram even pays homage to that fact (@creepypuppet), one can hope we’ll see something similar in this new film.

Despite the fact that this will be Bishal Dutta’s first film, Deadline points out that James Wan’s company Atomic Monster, along with New Line, have a pretty solid track record for discovering new talent.

“Such discoveries include Michael Chaves, who would direct not only The Curse of La Llorona but The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, as well as David Sandberg, who went on to direct Shazam! for New Line after directing Lights Out.”

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    Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and author of "AI For All," a guide to navigating this strange new world of artificial intelligence.
    He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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