James Wan and Jason Bloom are deep in discussions to merge their production companies, Atomic Monster and Blumhouse. They’ve gotten so much press that, at this point, the deal is pretty much all but official. Universal will be the one to acquire the new collaborations, and between Blumhouse and Universal, there’s a ton of existing IP that Wan and company can take. He was so teased in the last interview he did with Blum The Hollywood Reporter, and with great enthusiasm, I might add. Language, Mr. Wan.
James Wan & Jason Blum: A Horror Powerhouse
“Well, it’s obviously very early, and I can’t speak for many right now, but to answer that question, hell, yes, of course. Yes. And obviously, not just at Blumhouse, [but] and with Universal. That’s about the point, I’d say.” As for some of the projects I might be interested in that Wan could sink his teeth into? Any of the Universal Monsters could be up for grabs, though I’d like to see what he would do with Creature From the Black Lagoon in particular, and I’d also like to see what he could do with a carved corner of Wash away universe.
In any case, this merger should frighten the other Hollywood studios because Universal will now own the horror. This has the potential to be one of the most lucrative collaborations in this city’s history, and the mind almost can’t handle the awesomeness we could be in store for, both in our cinemas and on our TV screens.
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