James Wan, known for horror films such as Insidious and The Conjuring, will return
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is in the process of developing a sci-fi horror film titled Thread. The project comes from The Conjuring Universe creator James Wan and Moon Knight lead writer Jeremy Slater.
More details about the plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but the project is described as “Back to the Future Meets Aliens.” It will be written by Slater, who will also make his feature directorial debut with Thread. The film will be produced by James Wan and Michael Clear through their Atomic Monster label, with Judson Scott and Melissa Russell serving as executive producers.
Through Atomic Monster, Wan is also currently developing other horror projects, including New Line Cinema’s Train to Busan remake The Last Train to New York, Gary Dauberman’s Stephen King adaptation Salem Lot, Blumhouse’s M3GAN, Universal’s new van Helsing film, and more. The filmmaker also recently wrapped production on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly-anticipated DC sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Slater is no stranger to the horror genre, having previously worked on films such as 2015’s supernatural thriller. The Lazarus Effect, and 2017’s Stephanie, as well as creating the Fox series The Exorcist, which only lasted two seasons. He is also best for his work in the superhero genre, as he is currently working on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Season 3 and Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight series.