The words “an original horror idea” and “old school practical effects” are music to my ears, and go some way to soften the blow that, no, James Wan’s new movie for New Line Pictures won’t be a new Nightmare on Elm Street film, which is what was rumoured for a few days. Teased the filmmaker on Facebook:
“There’s been a bit of speculation as to what my next project is… all I’ll say is, I’m super excited to go back to my indie roots with this hard-R thriller. An original horror idea (not a reboot/remake or anything based on existing IP) with old school, practical effects and no giant, blue screen sets. That’s all I’ll say for now”.
The mention of a hard-R rating sounds good to me too. But the only other things we definitely know are that Wan and Michael Clear are producing for Atomic Monster, than Wan is co-writing the screenplay with Ingrid Bisu, and that it will shoot in Los Angeles this autumn.