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Watch: First Trailer For 'The Conjuring' The Latest Loud Noises Horror From The Guy Behind 'Insidious' & 'Saw'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 4:27 PM
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While everyone likes to complain about them, the bottom line is audiences love loud noises horror movies. You know, the ones where cameras linger on empty rooms or closets in dead silence only for something to bump in the night. Hell, the "Paranormal Activity" franchise has milked that conceit for four movies to the tune of over $350 million domestic, and that's not even counting the hundreds of millions more raked in overseas. And "Saw" creator James Wan knows how to do loud noises really well. "Insidious" was a surprise sensation making nearly $100 million worldwide on a paltry $1.5 million budget and now he's aiming for summer money.

Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson & Director James Wan Will Return For 'Insidious 2'; Film Set For August 2013 Release

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 19, 2012 6:25 PM
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Considering it was one of the most profitable films of 2011 -- $97 million in ticket sales off a paltry 1. $1.5 million budget, that’s a lot of profit-- we’re surprised this wasn’t announced sooner. Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson and director James Wan will all return to reprise their respective roles in the sequel to “Insidious.”

NYCC: Warner Bros. Introduces Us To 'The Conjuring' And Lets Us Meet 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 15, 2012 7:32 PM
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Warner Bros. was locked and loaded for Comic Con this year, armed with dual presentations for a couple of meaty genre flicks coming in 2013. The first was horror film “The Conjuring,” a James Wan picture about ghost hunters recently given the plum July 19th release date. Wan and actors Patrick Wilson, Lily Taylor and Ron Livingston were onboard to present footage from the picture.

NYCC: James Wan Developing & Considering Directing 'Insidious 2,' Talks The True Story Of 'The Conjuring'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 15, 2012 1:19 PM
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James Wan is having a moment right now. The director behind “Saw” and “Insidious” just had the release date for his next picture, “The Conjuring,” moved from early winter 2013 right into blockbuster season. But even he didn’t expect the audacious release date change, a recent shift that puts the film at the heart of next summer. “Warner Bros. has given us Chris Nolan’s slot, July 19th,” he said in awe when we caught up with him at New York Comic Con. “I’m very flattered and honored!”

'Prisoners,' 'Burt Wonderstone,' 'We're The Millers' & More Get Release Dates

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 11, 2012 11:00 AM
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It’s that time again, ladies and gentlemen. Next year’s releases are already being scheduled in an attempt to stake out some money-making territory, and Warner Bros. has some dates for you to mark down.

Warner Bros. Considers Moving 'Gangster Squad' To January 11, 2013

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 25, 2012 8:36 AM
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In the wake of the awful tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, it was revealed earlier this week that Warner Bros. had decided to remove a sequence from the Ruben Fleischer film “Gangster Squad” that featured gangsters shooting through a movie screen toward an audience and that the studio was already planning reshoots in order to make the then-locked-in September 7th release date.

Lena Headey & Ethan Hawke To Star In Low-Budget Sci-Fi Thriller 'Vigilandia'; Ron Livingston & Lili Taylor Join James Wan's 'The Conjuring'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 25, 2012 12:42 PM
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2012 has only just begun, but if the box office so far proves anything, it's that low-budget, well-marketed genre fare still and will probably always sell. After the rise of the "Paranormal Activity" series a few years ago and the title of 2011's Most Profitable Movie falling to "Insidious," William Brent Bell's "The Devil Inside" exploded on the January 6th weekend with a $34.5 million opening and has now broken the $50 million mark all on a tiny $1 million production budget. Mind you, this is all despite the fact it holds a measly 7% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga To Star In James Wan's 'The Conjuring'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • January 22, 2012 10:47 AM
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While he’s never exactly made a standout horror film, director James Wan, the mastermind along with co-writer Leigh Whannel behind the “Saw” franchise, inched a little closer to something truly compelling with 2011’s “Insidious.” It’s a film that the Playlist didn’t exactly love, but it went on to become one of the most profitable films of 2011, as well as feature a fine ensemble that elevated Wan’s typically B-level casting with the likes of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey.

Haunted Houses & Planes: James Wan & Takashi Shimizu Line Up New Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 22, 2011 10:04 AM
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Ready to get scared? If you're looking for some more cheap thrills in your life, today is the day as a couple of horror auteurs (sort of) have lined up some new projects.

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