In a report earlier this year, producers Jason Blum and James Wan’s production companies were said to be merging. Now, the duo have opened up about what the future holds.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Blum — who is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions — spoke about what motivated him to try and make a deal with the filmmaker, who runs his own production company, Atomic Monster. According to Blum, not missing out on the next James Wan film was a big factor.
“[Not losing out on the next James Wan film] is always a motivating factor for me. I get very nervous anytime James does a scary movie without me. I get very upset,” Blum said.
While Wan and Blum are set to work together on the upcoming fifth installment in the Insidious franchise, Insidious: Fear the Dark, the pair can now also look to what the future might hold if their companies merge. One specific film that popped up is a sequel to The Invisible Man, which Blum is hoping Wan will be able to help revive talks for.
“Hopefully, should our dreams come true and our two companies get to work together, maybe James will help me solve that problem,” said Blum, to which Wan added “I’d be more than happy to.”
Up next for Wan on the directorial front is 2023’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. As a producer, Wan is involved in a ton of films, including the fifth Insidious film, a remake of Salem’s Lot, and the sequel to 2018’s The Nun, all of which are set to release sometime in 2023.