James Wan is one of the brightest and most in demand directors in the business right now. Wan has directed and/or produced some of Hollywood’s biggest films from Saw, Furious 7, Insidious, The Conjuring and he is putting the finishing touches on Aquaman right now. James spoke with GamesRadar about how his horror background was brought to Aquaman.
“I said, ‘I can have monsters in there. Are you guys OK if I have monsters in there?’ They said, ‘Have monsters!’”
“I love [horror]. It’s definitely the best way to break into the industry. I just became somewhat synonymous with it, so that people had a harder time seeing me for anything else outside of horror.
I just wanted to prove that I’m not just a horror filmmaker, I’m a filmmaker, period.
Wan also opened up about what motivated him into taking the directors chair for Aquaman as well
“Let’s face it, [Aquaman is] the superhero that everyone makes fun of. There was a bit of reservation at the start about whether or not I should pursue this character. But the more I thought about it, I always love being the underdog. Coming from the horror genre, you’re always the underdog. So I got used to that mentality.”
There is no doubt that Wan is a master of his craft and his shows in his films reception and also the box office results. We will finally get to see the fruit of all his hard work plus the hard work of the cast when Aquaman debuts December 21.
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