Horror Directors Scott Derrickson and Timo Tjahjanto Are Teaming Up on a Mysterious New Project

Fan-favorite horror director Scott Derrickson has joined forces again with his Doctor Strange, Sinister, and The Black Phone co-writer C. Robert Cargill for a new horror project — this time with the king of Indonesian horror cinema, Timo Tjahjanto. Derrickson teased the new project on Twitter today with a screenshot from Tjahjanto’s Instagram. The teaser image featured a very intentionally placed skull […] The post Horror Directors Scott Derrickson and Timo Tjahjanto Are Teaming Up on a Mysterious New Project appeared first on /Film.

Horror Directors Scott Derrickson and Timo Tjahjanto Are Teaming Up on a Mysterious New Project

Fan-favorite horror director Scott Derrickson has joined forces again with his Doctor Strange, Sinister, and The Black Phone co-writer C. Robert Cargill for a new horror project — this time with the king of Indonesian horror cinema, Timo Tjahjanto.

Derrickson teased the new project on Twitter today with a screenshot from Tjahjanto’s Instagram. The teaser image featured a very intentionally placed skull emoji censoring out part of the film’s official title and a snake emoji blocking out the end of a year referenced for a title card. Of course, film fans are doing what they do best, and Derrickson’s replies are now a speculatory frenzy of excitement.

This announcement marks the sixth collaboration between Derrickson and Cargill, but the introduction of Timo Tjahjanto makes the evocative title page description all the more intriguing: a future world filled with crime and violence but a unified continent of Asia. For the uninitiated, Tjahjanto’s films are a masterclass in cinematic brutality.

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Who is Timo Tjahjanto?

Mainstream audiences likely had their first introduction to Tjahjanto with his standout short films “L is for Libido” in The ABCs of Death and the horrific “Safe Haven” as part of V/H/S/2, both shorts almost universally agreed upon as some of the strongest entries in each anthology. However, fans of Asian cinema are likely familiar with Tjahjanto’s rich career as both an independent filmmaker and as part of the Mo Brothers with longtime collaborator Kimo Stamboel.

In 2016, the duo were nominated for Best Director for the brutal action film Headshot at the Citra Awards, Indonesia’s equivalent to the Oscars. Considering our Oscars barely acknowledge horror and high-action films even exist, the fact that the Mo Brothers were nominated for Best Director for a bloodbath of a movie starring The Raid‘s Iko Uwais is electrifying.

Fortunately, thanks to Netflix’s continued deliverance of popular Asian cinema, Tjahjanto’s films May The Devil Take YouThe Night Comes For Us, and Headshot have become some of the most popular foreign offerings on the site. Just last February, Tjahjanto was announced as the director for the upcoming remake of Train to Busan, produced by James Wan and, while no one on the planet was looking for a remake of a pretty dang close to perfect film, if anyone can do it, it’s Timo Tjahjanto.

Scott Derrickson C Robert Cargill Timo Tjahjanto New Project

The combination of Derrickson, Cargill, and Tjahjanto is a dream team of horror creativity, and this announcement is exciting, even though a legion of horror fans are now going to spend the entire weekend turning into Charlie Day’s “Pepe Silvia” It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia meme. As of publication, no one has been able to correctly guess the title of the film, so if you think you’re the one to crack the code, Derrickson has promised he will privately message whoever figures it out.

Good luck, though.

Regardless of the outcome, audiences are the true winners today.

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Malignant Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) After a break from horror movies, James Wan is back with Malignant. Wan’s latest is his first horror directorial effort since 2016’s The Conjuring 2, and it’s shaping up […] The post Malignant Release Date, Cast and More appeared first on /Film.

Malignant Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)

After a break from horror movies, James Wan is back with Malignant. Wan’s latest is his first horror directorial effort since 2016’s The Conjuring 2, and it’s shaping up to be a much different type of horror than the Conjuring universe. With Malignant, Wan is drawing on giallo movies and leaning into the gore to tell the story of a woman haunted by visions of a killer. Below, I’ve rounded up the pertinent details you should be aware of before Malignant arrives in theaters and on HBO Max.

Malignant Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

Malignant is headed to theaters nationwide on September 10, 2021. And since it’s a Warner Bros. release, that means it’s also headed to HBO Max via their Ad-Free plan in 4K UHD, HDR10, and Dolby Vision on supported devices on the same exact day. Once it lands on HBO Max, it will be available there for exactly 31 days.

What is Malignant?

Malignant is James Wan’s first horror movie since 2016, and it’s going to be different than the horror we’ve seen from him before. “I’m very aware of the reputation that I have built for myself in the horror genre in recent years, and I’m always trying to find new ways to reinvent myself so that I don’t get stale, so to speak,” Wan said.

“Or rather, I don’t want peoples’ perception of me to get stale. I don’t want people to keep thinking, ‘Oh, James is just doing the same thing again and again because he’s able to do it. He does it well, and that’s all he does.’ …And so part of the reason, too, why I wanted to make Malignant was that I want people to know that this is not a jump scare film. And I worked very hard to make a movie that doesn’t really have my traditional jump scares because it’s not that kind of a movie. And I feel like I know that people now associate me with demonic possessions, and haunted houses, and stuff like that. And so with that in mind, I knew I wanted to play with peoples’ perception of me.”

Wan also said he drew on giallo films and the work of Brian De Palma, calling Malignant “a little bit of my homage to Argento’s Opera and Terror at the Opera, and it really has shades of all those ’80s and sometimes ’70s of more violent and visceral thrillers…I would definitely say it’s more in the vein of Raising Cain, Dressed to Kill…It’s in the vein of [De Palma’s] most outrageous whodunit vision.”

Malignant Synopsis

In Malignant, “Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.” There’s obviously more going on here than that brief sentence, but Wan and company are playing things close to the vest. But when it comes to the film’s mysterious killer, Wan says:

“My goal was to create a villain that you’re not quite sure what it is. Is he a demon? Is he just a human serial killer or someone’s figment of someone’s imagination? Is he an imaginary friend that has come to life? It could be any of those things. And I think that’s part of the fun with the film is trying to work out what the hell this thing is.”

Malignant Director, Crew, and More

James Wan is the Malignant director. The script is from Akela Cooper, who wrote the upcoming The Nun 2Malignant is based on a story by Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Cooper. Wan produces the film with Michael Clear, and Eric McLeod, Judson Scott, Ingrid Bisu, Peter Luo, Cheng Yang, Mandy Yu, and Lei Han serve as executive producers. Malignant also reunites Wan with some previous collaborators, including director of photography Don Burgess and editor Kirk Morri (AquamanThe Conjuring 2), production designer Desma Murphy (AquamanFurious 7), and costume designer Lisa Norcia (Insidious: The Last Key). The music is by Joseph Bishara, who has composed the score for all the movies in The Conjuring Universe.

Malignant Cast

The Malignant cast includes Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), Maddie Hasson (Mr. Mercedes), George Young (Containment), Michole Briana White (Dead to Me), Jacqueline McKenzie (Reckoning), Jake Abel (Supernatural), and Ingrid Bisu (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It).

Malignant Trailer

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