It seems like James Wan is hot property in Hollywood.
Wan is currently eyed to direct Warner Bros‘ “Aquaman” and Universal Pictures‘ “Fast & Furious 8”. However, he will return to his horror roots as he is tied to direct “The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist“.
It is uncertain which project he will take on, but one thing is for sure: The studios are willing to wait for him.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a party was thrown for Wan by his boss recently. In the party, Wan found himself the subject of attention by Warner, Sony, and Universal executives as they tried to persuade him to board their projects. Those in attendance include Warner’s CEO Kevin Tsujihara, “Aquaman” producer Chuck Roven, “Furious 7” producer Neal Moritz, “Furious 7” actor Vin Diesel, and “Robotech” producer Gianni Nunnari.
Wan was more well known for directing horror movies such as “Insidious“, “Insidious: Chapter 2“, and “The Conjuring“. However, he has become more sought-after in the action film genre after his effort in “Furious 7”.
“Robotech” takes place in an alternate universe, in which Earth is subjected to extraterrestrial invasions. The constant attacks cause mankind to develop giant robotic machines in order to defend themselves.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter