Warner Bros. confirms Nov. 24 opening for horror tale 'Malignant'
This week, get ready to experience a new vision of terror. Warner Bros. Philippines has announced that James Wan’s new original horror film Malignant will definitely open in Philippine cinemas starting Nov. 24.
Malignant is the latest creation from Conjuring universe architect James Wan (Aquaman, Furious 7). The film marks director Wan’s return to his roots with this new original horror thriller.
In the film, 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.
One of the things that fans love about James Wan as a filmmaker is the distillation of fear, exploring what creates and causes fear. In a James Wan movie, the details are not complicated, but those little details are effective. And this trademark is all over Malignant.
“I feel I recognize the different degrees of scares, from my bloodier more shocking movies like `Saw,’ to the creepier ones of the `Insidious’ and `Conjuring’ films,” explains Wan. “Part of the fun is to traverse between these levels of frights, and the key is to present them in a fresh and unique way. That’s what I tried to do with `Malignant’—lull them in with a familiar structure, and then hit them with something weird, unique, crazy, and wonderful.”
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 (Aquaman, Furious 7) directed from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (M3GAN, upcoming The Nun 2), story by Wan & 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.
Behind the scenes, Wan was joined by his frequent collaborators, director of photography Michael Burgess and editor Kirk Morri, production designer Desma Murphy , as well as costume designer Lisa Norcia. The music is by Joseph Bishara, who has composed the score for all seven films in The Conjuring Universe, among many others.
Malignant is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. Connect with the hashtag #MalignantMovie.