When it was announced that James Wan would not be returning as the director of The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It – 85% of making them revealed that, in part, the reason was that they were developing a new original horror film that would take their time. That was Evil one. Fortunately for those of us who have followed the career of this Australian filmmaker, we already have the first trailer for the film and it doesn’t look bad at all.
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Directed and based on a story devised by James wan, Evil one follows the story of Madison (Annabelle Wallis) a woman who has visions of terrible and brutal murders, which seem to happen in real life. The murderer, who calls himself Gabriel, torments her in these visions and everything indicates that he has a past relationship with her. With each of his violent crimes, he gets closer to the protagonist and it will be her duty to discover how to get rid of him.
The sneak peek shows that there are supernatural elements tied to this strange killer. In one scene, it is revealed to us that Madison knew him from when she was a child and his family believed him to be her imaginary friend. Although we can see clear elements of the horror genre, it seems that it will also have thriller touches as the main character tries to figure out how it is possible to stop it and save herself as well.
Wan, as you surely know, is the director behind several horror sagas. He directed and co-wrote Saw: The Macabre Game – 48% and The Night of the Demon – 66%, although without a doubt his best known work was with the franchise of The Conjuring –
86%, for which he shot the first two installments before heading off to DC’s superhero world with Aquaman – 73%. His career has found a good home with the Warner Bros studio and it is not surprising that he returned to make original material there.
Evil one it is also his return to horror. The film was made with great care not to reveal too many details so it is possible to believe that it has some surprise twists that the filmmaker wants to save for release. It is also worth mentioning that he recruited not so well known actors for this new project. Originally, it was due to be released last year, but the pandemic truncated these plans and saw it delayed for more than twelve months.
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Wan is an extremely busy director. Immediately after finishing his work as a producer on The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It, he began preparing everything for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, a sequel that began shooting just a few weeks ago. In addition to this, he has several projects, some of them on television, that are on the way and perhaps the other highly anticipated film with which he has been linked is a remake of Frankenstein in which he will serve as a producer.
Evil one is scheduled to premiere on September 2 in Mexico, it has not been confirmed if it will arrive on HBO Max after 35 days as it will happen with other titles expected from Warner Bros. In the United States, it will arrive until the 10th of that month and is part of hybrid launches for the platform’s catalog in that country.
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