James Wan

James Wan

  • Birthday: 1977-02-26
  • Place of birth: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Also know as: 제임스 완

Biography

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is a Malaysia-born Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and comic book writer. He has primarily worked in the horror genre as the co-creator of the "Saw" and "Insidious" franchises and the creator of "The Conjuring" universe. Wan is also the founder of Atomic Monster, which has produced film and television projects. After directing the micro-budget film "Stygian" (2000), Wan made his professional feature directorial debut with "Saw" (2004). The film was a hit and launched a franchise that has grossed more than $1 billion globally. Following a period of setbacks with the underperforming titles "Dead Silence" and "Death Sentence" (both 2007), Wan returned to commercial success with the PG-13 supernatural horror-fantasy "Insidious" (2010), and went on to direct "Insidious: Part 2" (2013) and to produce further sequels in the series. In between his two "Insidious" projects, Wan directed the more traditional supernatural horror film "The Conjuring" (2013), which achieved enormous critical and commercial success and spawned a sprawling set of sequels and spin-offs collectively known as The Conjuring Universe. Wan served as the director of "The Conjuring 2" (2016) while producing subsequent films in the franchise such as "Annabelle" (2014) and "The Nun" (2018). The Conjuring Universe is the second highest-grossing horror franchise at over $2 billion. Outside of horror, Wan directed "Furious 7" (2015), the seventh installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, and the DC Extended Universe superhero film "Aquaman" (2018). Both grossed over $1 billion, making Wan the eighth director with two films to reach the milestone. He is the 20th highest-grossing director of all time as of 2021, with his films having grossed over $3.6 billion worldwide.

Filmography

Production

Saw

2004

As Director

Saw IV

2007

As Executive Producer

Death Sentence

2007

As Director

Saw 3D

2010

As Executive Producer

Dead Silence

2007

As Director

Dead Silence

2007

As Writer

Insidious

2011

As Director

Insidious: Chapter 2

2013

As Director

Insidious: Chapter 2

2013

As Story

The Conjuring

2013

As Director

Furious 7

2015

As Director

Doggie Heaven

2008

As Director

Stygian

1998

As Director

Saw

2003

As Director

Saw

2003

As Editor

The Conjuring 2

2016

As Director

Annabelle

2014

As Producer

Insidious

2011

As Editor

Demonic

2015

As Producer

Insidious: Chapter 3

2015

As Producer

Lights Out

2016

As Producer

Aquaman

2018

As Director

Saw II

2005

As Executive Producer

Saw

2004

As Story

Jigsaw

2017

As Creator

Jigsaw

2017

As Executive Producer

Annabelle: Creation

2017

As Producer

Aquaman

2018

As Story

The Nun

2018

As Producer

The Curse of La Llorona

2019

As Producer

Insidious: The Last Key

2018

As Producer

The Nun

2018

As Story

Annabelle Comes Home

2019

As Producer

Lights Out 2

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As Producer

M3GAN

2022

As Producer

Milk

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As Producer

Mortal Kombat

2021

As Producer

The Conjuring 2

2016

As Producer

Malignant

2021

As Director

Malignant

2021

As Producer

Malignant

2021

As Story

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

2021

As Executive Producer

Sweet Tooth

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As Producer

Hunting Season

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As Producer

Saw III

2006

As Story

Saw III

2006

As Executive Producer

Saw V

2008

As Executive Producer

Saw VI

2009

As Executive Producer

Salem's Lot

2024

As Producer

Van Helsing

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As Producer

Doggie Heaven

2008

As Story

The Conjuring 2

2016

As Story

The Conjuring 2

2016

As Screenplay

Saw: Rebirth

2005

As Characters

M3GAN

2022

As Story

Annabelle Comes Home

2019

As Story

Insidious: The Red Door

2023

As Producer

Below

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As Producer

The Nun II

2023

As Producer

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

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As Producer

Arachnophobia

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As Producer

Cosmetic

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As Original Concept

Cosmetic

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As Producer

Knight Rider

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As Producer

Mortal Kombat 2

2025

As Producer

The Conjuring: Last Rites

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As Producer

Saw X

2023

As Executive Producer

Night Swim

2024

As Producer

M3GAN 2.0

2025

As Producer

M3GAN 2.0

2025

As Characters

The Backrooms

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As Producer

Dead by Daylight

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As Producer

The Monkey

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As Producer

The Nun II

2023

As Characters

Saw II

2005

As Original Film Writer

Saw III

2006

As Original Film Writer

Saw IV

2007

As Original Film Writer

Saw V

2008

As Original Film Writer

Saw VI

2009

As Original Film Writer

Saw 3D

2010

As Original Film Writer

Jigsaw

2017

As Original Film Writer

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

2021

As Original Film Writer

Saw X

2023

As Original Film Writer

Saw XI

2025

As Characters

The Call of Cthulhu

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As Director

The Call of Cthulhu

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As Writer

The Call of Cthulhu

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As Producer

The Burden

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As Producer

Thread: An Insidious Tale

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As Producer

GMO

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As Producer

Mass Extinction

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As Producer

Border Patrol

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As Producer

Shelter

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As Producer

The Boy Who Drew Monsters

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As Producer

The Tommyknockers

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As Producer

The Troop

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As Producer

The Entity

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As Producer

Saw XI

2025

As Executive Producer

Smart House

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As Producer

Smart House

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As Idea

The Scott Tibbs Documentary

2006

As Characters

Stygian

1998

As Writer

Untitled Annabelle film

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As Producer

Untitled Insidious Film

2025

As Producer

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