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James Wan producing new horror thriller based on short film

James Wan is producing a feature film based on the horror short, "Milk".

20 Sep – The maestro of horror is back at it again. With "The Nun" still scaring up profits globally, James Wan already has another horror movie lined up for him to work on.

Wan is set to produce a feature adaptation of director Santiago Menghini's award-winning short film, according to Collider.

No official title has been revealed but it is likely that it will retain its original title,"Milk".

Wan will produce under his Atomic Monster banner, with Michael Clear and Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee. Atomic Monster's Judson Scott will be overseeing the project.

Menghini will still take on directing duty and most likely retain story credit even though Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski will be penning the screenplay this time around.


"Milk" tells of a teen boy who lives with his overbearing mother. While getting a glass of milk from the kitchen one night, he begins to realise his reality might not be as it seems.

The short film won the Midnight Shorts Jury Award at this year's SXSW.

This won't be Wan's first time producing a horror feature developed from a short film. He also produced 2016's "Lights Out", which now has a sequel in the works.

His latest producing work is "The Nun", the fifth movie from his "The Conjuring" franchise. He will also be back with his superhero directorial effort, "Aquaman", later this year.


Cinema Online, 20 September 2018