Wednesday, November 20, 2013

James Wan Retires From the Horror Genre

(Leigh Whannell, James Wan)

James Wan recently had an interview with movie phone, where he said he is "Finished with the horror genre". His explanation: "I've spent the last ten years of my life doing this. It's time fore a change, for goodness sake!" followed by "Hollywood puts you in a box. If you do a successful comedy, then you're known as The Comedy Guy. If you do a successful car chase movie, then you become that guy. So I'm a student of cinema, so I just want to make sure I get the chance to make other kinds of films.".

James Wan is in the picture above sawing the arm of Leigh Whannell, better known as "Specs" from the "Insidious" films. This is pretty symbolic since Leigh has written all of the horror hits and misses James Wan has directed (with the big exception of "The Conjuring") and just a few days before James dropped his media bomb Leigh had his own. He has announced the release date for "Insidious Chapter 3" along with the fact that he will be writing it. I think this may be the classic story of one door shutting and another opening. In any case the horror community will be saying goodbye to James Wan. Hopefully he and Rob Zombie are just taking a break or playing a mean joke or something, because in the short time they have been filming horror films they have changed the game and horror will not be the same without them.

The release date for "Insidious 3" is April 3, 2015

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