While James Wan (‘The Conjuring‘,’Saw’) took a brief break from horror to work on ‘Furious 7’ he is back with a vengeance between directing ‘The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist‘ and just having announced that he will produce ‘The Boy Who Drew Monsters.’ The film will be an adaption by the Keith Donohue novel of the same name and sounds like just the type of bump in the night that Wan will get a kick out of being able to create for us to check out on the big screen.
Sadly there isn’t news that he will also be directing the film but as no one has been tapped for that spot quite yet we can always hope! However with ‘Aquaman‘ already on his plate as well as a reboot to ‘MacGyver,’ I suspect we won’t see him tackling this one. We do know that the script will be put together by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing who just finished working together on ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe.’
The story itself revolves around Jack Keenan who has both agoraphobia and Asperger’s. If that wasn’t bad enough it seems that anything he draws comes to life and his creation of choice is monsters which be attacking the small Maine town that he lives in. It almost seems like something Stephen King would have dreamed up.
Are you happy to hear that Wan is planning to work on more horror? Do you think he should get behind the camera on this one as well or will he have enough influence from producing it that you’ll want to check it out? Share your thoughts below!
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine. Instead, Jack Peter begins to draw monsters, and when those monsters take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean. When she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, they fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy’s only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the terrors that lurk in the outside world.
Source: Slash Film