While James Wan has stayed busy as a producer in the horror genre over the past several years, it looks like he will be returning to the director's chair for a new horror film at New Line Cinema.

According to Variety, James Wan is lined up to helm "an untitled secret horror project for New Line Cinema." In addition to directing, Wan is writing the screenplay with Ingrid Bisu (who appeared in The Nun as Sister Oana) and will produce via his Atomic Monster label alongside Michael Clear.

Filming is expected to take place this autumn before Wan enters pre-production on the follow-up to Aquaman next year. Plot details on the new horror movie have yet to be revealed.

New Line Cinema and Wan have a successful history together, with Wan kickstarting the studio's Conjuring cinematic universe by directing the first two Conjuring movies and producing its ever-expanding spinoffs.

Deadline recently reported that Wan is going to direct the pilot episode of an I Know What You Did Last Summer TV series for Amazon, although Bloody Disgusting reports that Wan is set to produce and not direct that project.

Other upcoming projects for Wan include directing the first episode of Netflix's The Magic Order series (based on Mark Millar's comic book series of the same name) and executive producing the new Saw movie starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. We'll keep Daily Dead readers posted on further updates.

Source: Variety
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