Filmmaker James Wan (“The Conjuring”) and Jason Blum have teased some interesting ideas. The duo is in the process of a merger between Wan’s Atomic Monster and Blumhouse Productions.
When asked if the success of “Malignant” was a driving force behind the merger, Blum responded, “It’s always a motivating factor for me. I get very nervous anytime James does a scary movie without me. I get very upset.” “Malignant” was produced by New Line Cinema and Atomic Monster. The pair are currently collaborating with Universal to produce the Gerard Johnstone (“Housebound”) directed killer doll/AI movie, “M3gan.”
But one of the coolest bits of news is them teasing a possible follow-up to 2020’s “The Invisible Man” remake. “The Invisible Man” ending set up perfectly for an “Invisible Woman” sequel. “Well, it’s a great question,” Blum said. “I think we mostly hold me accountable, but hopefully, should our dreams come true and our two companies get to work together, maybe James will help me solve that problem.”
“I’d be more than happy to,” Wan responded.
Sounds like the merger needs to be finalized before movement can happen with a sequel to “The Invisible Man.” This could be due to resources for both companies being stretched thin because of the merger. Or it could have something to do with who holds the rights. This early in there is also no word on if Leigh Whannell will be back to direct. But some take these comments as Wan possibly being tapped to direct the project.
Only time will tell. We’ll keep you posted on any updates about a sequel, and the impending merger. Check out the trailer for “The Invisible Man” below: