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 Productions, 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

Hitchcocked!

2006

As Himself

Insidious: Chapter 3

2015

As Theater Director

Lavalantula

2015

As Tour Bus Passenger

Not Quite Hollywood

2008

As Self

Production

Jigsaw

2017

As Creator

Saw

2004

As Director

Death Sentence

2007

As Director

Dead Silence

2007

As Director

Insidious

2010

As Director

Insidious: Chapter 2

2013

As Director

The Conjuring

2013

As Director

Furious 7

2015

As Director

Doggie Heaven (Woof!)

2008

As Director

Stygian

2000

As Director

Saw

2003

As Director

The Conjuring 2

2016

As Director

Aquaman

2018

As Director

Malignant

2021

As Director

Saw

2003

As Editor

Insidious

2010

As Editor

Saw IV

2007

As Executive Producer

Saw 3D

2010

As Executive Producer

Annabelle

2014

As Producer

Demonic

2015

As Producer

Insidious: Chapter 3

2015

As Producer

Lights Out

2016

As Producer

Saw II

2005

As Executive Producer

Jigsaw

2017

As Executive Producer

Annabelle: Creation

2017

As Producer

The Nun

2018

As Producer

Smart House

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As Producer

The Curse of La Llorona

2019

As Producer

Insidious: The Last Key

2018

As Producer

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 Producer

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 Executive Producer

Saw V

2008

As Executive Producer

Saw VI

2009

As Executive Producer

Salem's Lot

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As Producer

Van Helsing

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As Producer

Insidious: Fear the Dark

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 Producer

Knight Rider

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As Producer

Mortal Kombat 2

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As Producer

The Conjuring 4

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As Producer

Saw X

2023

As Executive Producer

Night Swim

2024

As Producer

M3GAN 2.0

2025

As Producer

Dead Silence

2007

As Writer

Insidious: Chapter 2

2013

As Story

Saw

2004

As Story

Aquaman

2018

As Story

The Nun

2018

As Story

Stygian

2000

As Screenplay

Malignant

2021

As Story

Saw III

2006

As Story

Doggie Heaven (Woof!)

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

Cosmetic

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As Original Concept

M3GAN 2.0

2025

As Characters

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