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James Wan is a notable producer, screenwriter, and director. Known for his horror film franchises like Saw and The Conjuring, Wan has had a successful career in the industry.

Wan’s 2021 has been busy thus far, with the release of Mortal Kombat and the upcoming releases of Spiral: From the Book of Saw and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Find out what Wan’s new Conjuring movie is all about and how much the horror movie director is worth in 2021. 

Director James Wan, who has earned a substantial net worth thanks to his movie making career
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‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ will release June 4

The next installment in The Conjuring franchise “reveals a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren,” per the film’s official synopsis. “One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.”

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will release in the United Kingdom on May 28. United States movie theaters will release the film on June 4. The Devil Made Me Do It will also be available to stream on HBO Max the same day. 

The upcoming James Wan movie details another Ed and Lorraine Warren case 

Like the other movies in The Conjuring universe, one of the Warren’s famous cases inspired The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. The story involves siblings David and Debbie Glatzel and her boyfriend, Arne Johnson. 

As the story goes, young David claimed to have seen an evil spirit who threatened to harm him and his family. After experiencing supernatural attacks, the Warrens were brought in to help. 

The Warrens orchestrated exorcisms for the Glatzel family. During that process, Johnson received a warning about a future murder. Allegedly the spirit possessing David fled his body and entered Arne’s, who later claimed to have been possessed while he killed his landlord, Alan Bono.

James Wan movies include franchises like ‘Saw,’ ‘The Conjuring,’ and ‘Insidious’

Wan shook up the horror movie genre in 2004 with his movie Saw. The film tells the story of a morally obsessed killer who forces his victims to fight for their lives in a series of twisted games. 

Saw was instantly successful and has become one of the most widely-known horror movie franchises with nine movies. Spiral: From the Book of Saw starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson will release May 13, 2021. 


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Most people know Wan for movies like SawInsidious, and The Conjuring. But the horror guru has directed several other movies, including: 

  • Saw III
  • Dead Silence 
  • Death Sentence
  • Insidious: Chapter 2
  • Furious 7 
  • The Conjuring 2
  • The Nun
  • Aquaman
  • Annabelle Comes Home
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Wan will also release another movie in 2021: Malignant. He is also directing the 2022 release of Aquaman 2

In addition to directing, Wan also produces horror movies like AnnabelleDemonic, and The Curse of La Llorona.

James Wan’s net worth

No one does atmospheric horror quite like Wan. With such a successful career in movie making, Wan has earned a substantial amount of money as a director. In 2021, Wan’s net worth is $70 million