'Malignant' release date, spoilers, trailer and all about James Wan's horror flick

'Malignant' release date, spoilers, trailer and all about James Wan's horror flick
A still from 'Malignant' (Warner Bros)

James Wan is one of the most influential filmmakers of this generation and is responsible for bringing the horror genre back into mainstream cinema. The director garnered moderate recognition with the ‘Saw’ franchise and ‘Dead Silence’. However, it was ‘Insidious’ that brought him commercial success.

He became a household name with ‘The Conjuring’ franchise and gained universal recognition with those movies. After directing movies such as ‘Furious 7’ and ‘Aquaman’, Wan is finally returning to where he belonged. The Aussie filmmaker is coming out with his passion project titled ‘Malignant’ and is ready to scare the hell out of everyone.



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‘Malignant’ tells the story of a young woman named Madison (Annabelle Wallis), having terrifying visions about brutal murders taking place in the city. However, things get crazy when she realizes that these murders are actually taking place concurrently with her seeing them. What would she do to stop these murders from happening? And why is she having such visions? The answers to those burning questions will be given when the movie releases in theatres.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming horror movie.


Annabelle Wallis as Madison in James Wan's 'Malignant' (Warner Bros)


Release date and how to watch

The horror movie from James Wan will be releasing in theatres on Friday, September 10. The film will be simultaneously released on HBO Max for a period of one month. Viewers can download the HBO Max app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Meanwhile, the service is also available on devices such as Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox One, and more.



‘Malignant’ revolves around a young woman named Madison (Wallis), who is having horrendous visions about brutal murders. However, her world goes upside down when she comes to know that these murders are actually happening in different parts of the city. Upon realizing this, she becomes determined to find out her connection with these gruesome incidents and also, how an evil named Gabriel might also be responsible for what’s happening with Madison.



Apart from having an interesting premise, ‘Malignant’ also includes a great cast. The lead role of Madison will be played by Annabelle Wallis. The actress has been a part of the ‘Conjuring’ universe in the past and starred in the first ‘Annabelle’ movie in 2014. But this will be the first time that Wan will be directing her in a horror film.




Meanwhile, ‘Twister’ fame Maddie Hasson will also be playing a pivotal role in the film. Surprisingly, the character names of all the actors, excluding Wallis, have not been revealed yet. So, people would have to wait for the movie to release and know about who’s playing who.

Nevertheless, other actors to feature in the movie are George Young, Michele Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie, McKenna Grace, and Ingrid Bisu.



James Wan has returned to the genre that made him an icon. ‘Malignant’ will be his first horror movie as a director since 2016’s ‘The Conjuring 2’. He actually moved away from directing ‘The Conjuring: Devil Made Me Do It’ because of this movie, which was originally announced in 2019.

The screenplay for the movie is written by Akela Cooper while the story comes from the genius minds of Wan, Cooper, and Ingrid Bisu.



Wan and Michael Clear serve as producers on the project.


The trailer gives us a hint about how spooky things will get once the movie starts. It starts with giving viewers a look at Madison’s visions and how people are getting brutally killed at various places. The clip also shows lights going haywire and people getting thrown from one side of the room to the other by an unseen force. Most importantly, it shows few glimpses of Madison’s childhood and how it is related to Gabriel.

The video also suggests that the film won’t be about jump scares and the scares will be delivered due to its bone-chilling tone. You can watch the trailer here.



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