Two of the biggest names in horror movies are about to team up, but no, it’s not Freddy and Jason. James Wan and Jason Blum are in “advanced” talks to merge their production companies Atomic Monster and Blumhouse.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming merger will make the two companies continue to operate as separate labelseach maintaining “its own creative autonomy and brand identity”.
Between them, Wan and Blum have been responsible for some of the biggest modern horror franchisessuch as Saw, Paranormal Activity, The Warren File and Sinister.
Furthermore, after the mergerAtomic Monster would obtain an agreement with Universal, which currently has Blumhouse. Universal recently released Halloween: The End for Blumhouse and is also distributing M3GAN, a film Wan and Blum have collaborated on that is about an overprotective artificial intelligence doll who goes on a bloody rampage to keep the son of Blumhouse safe. the.
It has also been reported that both labels will look to expand further into video games, live experiences and even audio. Wan has already seen his films become Halloween-themed attractions and virtual reality experiences, while Blumhouse is part of the Meta-NBCUniversal collaboration to bring existing franchises into the metaverse.
The pair first teamed up for the 2007 movie Insidious, which spawned several sequels and is still somewhere along the lines of a potential Sinister crossover, mashing together two of the scariest horror movies of all time. the times.
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