James Wan & Leigh Whannell INSIDIOUS Interview; The SAW Creators Also Discuss Their Untitled Sci-Fi Project, NIGHTFALL, and Recent Horror Remakes

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Insidious got off to a solid start this weekend.  The horror film outperformed expectations of $10 million for an impressive 3rd place at the box office with an estimated $13.5 million.  It marks the first big screen pairing in four years of Saw creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell as director and writer and surprisingly just their third feature-length collaboration in those roles.  Their latest project follows a young family (Watchmen star Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne of Damages fame play the parents of two boys) who have just moved into a new home when bizarre events occur that make the mortgage the least frightening aspect of their new purchase.  Insidious appears to be a traditional haunted house film until the plot takes a major turn.

Collider caught up with director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell (who also provides some comic relief onscreen) for a very revealing interview.  Hit the jump for the audio and transcript, including: updates on their future projects, a candid take on some high-profile horror remakes and stories of some formerly condescending classmates who have a very different take on their work these days.

James Wan to Direct Comic Adaptation NIGHTFALL

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Are you getting tired of seeing vampires on screen?  Well, too bad because it looks like we will be getting yet another film featuring the bloodsucking creatures of the night.  Director James Wan (Saw) will helm a live-action adaptation of Nightfall.  The 2007 graphic novel — written by Scott O. Brown — tells the story of a man who “is sentenced to time in a prison run by vampires.”  Hit the jump to find out what made Wan sign on to the project, plus a full synopsis for the graphic novel.

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