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James Wan (born 27 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010), The Conjuring (2013) and Furious 7 (2015). ... See full bio »

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The Conjuring 2
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 2017 Saw: Legacy (executive producer) (filming)
 2017 Annabelle 2 (producer) (post-production)
  Mortal Kombat (producer) (announced)
  The Nun (executive producer) / (producer) (announced)
 2016/II Lights Out (producer)
 2016 The Conjuring 2 (producer)
 2016 MacGyver (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Toothpick (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Wire Cutter (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Awl (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Metal Saw (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 (producer)
 2015 Demonic (producer)
 2014/I Annabelle (producer)
 2010 Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (executive producer)
 2009 Saw VI (executive producer)
 2008 Saw V (executive producer)
 2007 Saw IV (executive producer)
 2006 Saw III (executive producer)
 2005 Saw II (executive producer)
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[on 'Saw'] That was part of my aesthetic that I was going for. I wanted to make the film really claustrophobic, and one way I was going to do that was, every time we go to a new location, I'm not going to set it up using an establishing shot. You don't see a house, and then cut to the inside of the house. You cut to inside, to inside, to inside. See more »


His overall deal at New Line includes an option to develop and produce modest budget science fiction, horror and comedy films via his Atomic Monster production company. See more »


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