Atomic Monster Productions

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Atomic Monster
Founded2014; 9 years ago (2014)
FounderJames Wan
United States
Key people
  • James Wan
  • Michael Clear[1]
  • Judson Scott
  • Rob Hackett

Atomic Monster is an American film and television production company, founded in 2014 by James Wan.[2] The company produces films in The Conjuring Universe, and the films Lights Out, Mortal Kombat, Malignant and M3GAN.[3][4]


On October 21, 2014, James Wan launched Atomic Monster, which oversees the development and production of budget films. It was also announced that the company has made a first-look producing deal with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures. The first films produced by the company include Annabelle, The Conjuring 2, Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation and The Nun.[2]

On August 12, 2016, the company reached a development deal with Chinese company Starlight Culture Entertainment Group to help finance Wan's films with budgets up to $100 million.[5]

On October 5, 2018, Halloween-themed event Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood featured a maze based on The Conjuring Universe.[6] In 2023, their film M3GAN will be featured at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.

On November 16, 2022, it was announced that the company was in talks to merge with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions with the company having a shared first-look deal with Universal Pictures, thus ending their deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. The companies would continue to operate as separate labels, with each maintaining its own creative autonomy and brand identity. The company is utilizing the existing Blumhouse infrastructure to further scale their activities in film, television and new content areas, such as horror-related video games, live entertainment and audio.[7][8][9][10][11]



Release date Film Director(s) Budget Gross Distributor
October 3, 2014 Annabelle John R. Leonetti $6.5 million $257.6 million Warner Bros. Pictures
June 10, 2016 The Conjuring 2 James Wan $40 million $321.8 million
July 22, 2016 Lights Out David F. Sandberg $4.9 million $148.9 million
August 11, 2017 Annabelle: Creation $15 million $306.5 million
September 7, 2018 The Nun Corin Hardy $22 million $365.6 million
April 19, 2019 The Curse of La Llorona Michael Chaves $9 million $123.1 million
June 26, 2019 Annabelle Comes Home Gary Dauberman $27 million $231.3 million
April 23, 2021 Mortal Kombat Simon McQuoid $55 million $84.4 million
June 4, 2021 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Michael Chaves $39 million $206.4 million
September 10, 2021 Malignant James Wan $40 million $34.9 million
October 6, 2021 There's Someone Inside Your House Patrick Brice Netflix
January 6, 2023 M3GAN Gerard Johnstone $12 million $175.1 million Universal Pictures

Upcoming films[edit]

Release date Film Director(s) Distributor
September 8, 2023[12] The Nun 2 Michael Chaves Warner Bros. Pictures
December 25, 2023[12] Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom James Wan
January 19, 2024 Night Swim Bryce McGuire Universal Pictures
January 17, 2025 M3GAN 2.0[13]
TBA Salem's Lot[14] Gary Dauberman Warner Bros. Pictures

In development[edit]

Film Director(s) Distributor
Arachnophobia[15] Christopher Landon
The Backrooms[16] Kane Parsons A24
Below[17] David F. Sandberg Netflix
Border Patrol[18] Johannes Roberts Sony Pictures Releasing
The Boy Who Drew Monsters[19] Warner Bros. Pictures
The Burden[20] Nico van den Brink
The Conjuring 4[21] Warner Bros. Pictures
Cosmetic[22] Micheline Pitt and R. H. Norman Sony Pictures Releasing
Dead by Daylight[23]
The Entity[24] 20th Century Studios
Frankenstein[25] Universal Pictures
Hunting Season[26]
Knight Rider[27]
The Last Train to New York[28] Timo Tjahjanto Warner Bros. Pictures
Lights Out 2[29] David F. Sandberg
Malignant Man[30] Brad Peyton 20th Century Studios
Milk[31] Santiago Menghini Warner Bros. Pictures
Mortal Kombat 2[32] Simon McQuoid
My Wife and I Bought a Ranch...[33] Netflix
Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit[34] Paramount Pictures
Shelter[35] Bishal Dutta Warner Bros. Pictures
Smart House[36] Alexandre Aja Lionsgate
Sweet Tooth[37] Nico van den Brink Warner Bros. Pictures
Thread[38] Jeremy Slater Sony Pictures Releasing
The Tommyknockers[39] Universal Pictures
The Troop[40] E. L. Katz
Van Helsing[41] Julius Avery Universal Pictures

Canceled films[edit]

Film Director(s) Distributor
The Crooked Man[42] Warner Bros. Pictures
The Trench[43]

Television series[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Series Creator(s) Network
2016–21 MacGyver Peter M. Lenkov CBS Media Ventures
2019 Swamp Thing Gary Dauberman
Mark Verheiden
DC Universe
2021 Aquaman: King of Atlantis Victor Courtright
Marly Halpern-Graser
I Know What You Did Last Summer Sara Goodman Amazon Prime Video
2022 Archive 81 Rebecca Sonnenshine Netflix
2022–present Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Doug Langdale
Candie Kelty Langdale[44]

In development[edit]

Series Creator(s) Network
Concrete Jungle[45] James Wan
Ingrid Bisu
Dylan Dog[46]
Gideon Falls[47]
The Good Asian[48]
King Kong[49] Disney+
The Magic Order[50] Lindsey Beer Netflix
Night Vision[51] Stage 13
Nocterra[52] Roberto Patino Netflix
Simultaneous[53] Eric Heisserer
Colby Day
Stinger[54] Ian McCulloch Peacock


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  2. ^ a b "James Wan Returns for 'The Conjuring 2,' Launches Atomic Monster! - Bloody Disgusting!". October 21, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  3. ^ Doupé, Tyler (March 22, 2016). "Annabelle 2 Locks Down Spring 2017 Release Date - Wicked Horror". Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  4. ^ Squires, John (October 9, 2017). "Linda Cardellini Will Star in New Line's James Wan-Produced 'The Children'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  5. ^ "James Wan's Atomic Monster Inks Deal With China's Starlight Firm (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  6. ^ Event Report: Warner Bros. Studio Tour HORROR MADE HERE
  7. ^ Hollywood Horror Blockbuster: Two Leading Producers Will Soon Join Forces
  8. ^ Jason Blum's Blumhouse & James Wan's Atomic Monster In Advanced Talks To Merge
  9. ^ Horror Show: James Wan's Atomic Monster and Jason Blum's Blumhouse in Talks to Merge
  10. ^ Jason Blum's Blumhouse and James Wan's Atomic Monster in Advanced Talks to Merge
  11. ^ Horror Maestros Unite: Behind James Wan and Jason Blum’s Deal Talks
  12. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (2022-08-24). "'Aquaman 2' Heads To Christmas 2023, 'Shazam: Fury Of The Gods' Goes To March; HBO Max Pics 'House Party' & 'Evil Dead Rise' Going Theatrical – Warner Bros. Release Date Changes". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-08-24.
  13. ^ A 'M3GAN' Sequel Is Already Being Considered at Universal Studios
  14. ^ Kit, Borys (August 27, 2021). "Stephen King Adaptation 'Salem's Lot' Finds Its Lead in Lewis Pullman (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 27, 2021. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  15. ^ Another Spider Franchise Play? Amblin Spins 'Arachnophobia' Redo With James Wan Producing
  16. ^ 'The Backrooms' – Viral Shorts from Kane Parsons Getting a Feature Film from A24 and James Wan
  17. ^ David F. Sandberg Directing Genre Thriller ‘Below’ for Netflix
  18. ^ Screen Gems Lands Package 'Border Patrol' With 'Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City's Johannes Roberts Directing
  19. ^ James Wan to Produce 'Boy Who Drew Monsters' Movie Adaptation (Exclusive)
  20. ^ James Wan, Sam Raimi to Produce Feature Film Adaptation of Dutch Horror Short 'The Burden'
  21. ^ 'The Conjuring 4' is Officially in Development with Returning Filmmaking Team
  22. ^ Screen Gems Acquires 'Cosmetic' Pitch; R.H. Norman & Micheline Pitt To Write/Direct, Based On Body Horror Idea By James Wan & Ingrid Bisu
  23. ^ 'Dead by Daylight' Horror Movie Coming From Blumhouse, Atomic Monster and Behaviour Interactive (EXCLUSIVE)
  24. ^ James Wan, Roy Lee to Produce Remake of 1980s Horror Movie 'The Entity' (Exclusive)
  25. ^ James Wan Assembling New Take on "Frankenstein"
  26. ^ James Wan, ‘John Wick’ Scribe Derek Kolstad Adapting 'Hunting Season' Tale
  27. ^ James Wan Producing New Knight Rider Movie
  28. ^ New Line Taps Timo Tjahjanto To Direct 'Train To Busan', Its Remake Of South Korean Box Office Hit
  29. ^ New Line Sets Sequel To Fright Sensation 'Lights Out'
  30. ^ 'San Andreas' Director Teams With James Wan for 'Malignant Man' (Exclusive)
  31. ^ James Wan Producing Feature Take On SXSW Horror Short 'Milk' For New Line
  32. ^ New Line Moving Forward With 'Mortal Kombat' Sequel; ‘Moon Knight’ Scribe Jeremy Slater Scripting
  33. ^ Netflix Wins 7-Figure Auction For Horror Short Story 'My Wife And I Bought A Ranch'
  34. ^ James Wan Producing Horror Movie 'Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit' for Paramount
  35. ^ New Line And James Wan's Atomic Monster Set Bishal Dutta To Direct Untitled Original Horror Feature; Joshua Rollins To Pen
  36. ^ Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Thriller 'Smart House' From James Wan
  37. ^ James Wan to Produce New Line Horror Film 'Sweet Tooth'
  38. ^ Sony Developing 'Thread' From Atomic Monster & 'Moon Knight's Jeremy Slater
  39. ^ 'The Conjuring's James Wan and 'IT's Roy Lee Team for 'The Tommyknockers' Movie
  40. ^ James Wan to Produce Horror Camping Movie 'The Troop'
  41. ^ Universal And James Wan Tap 'Overlord' Director Julius Avery To Direct New 'Van Helsing' Movie
  42. ^ 'Conjuring 2' Spinoff 'The Crooked Man' in the Works (Exclusive)
  43. ^ 'Aquaman' Spinoff 'The Trench' in the Works (Exclusive)
  44. ^ "Comic legend Stan Sakai and 'Usagi Yojimbo' embark on a new adventure with Netflix in an all-new animated kids series 'Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles'". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  45. ^ Atomic Monster & Westbrook Studios Team On Urban Nature Docuseries 'Concrete Jungle'
  46. ^ James Wan Teams up With Italy's Bonelli on 'Dylan Dog' Series (EXCLUSIVE)
  47. ^ James Wan Joins 'Gideon Falls' TV Adaptation
  48. ^ MRC, James Wan's Atomic Monster & 3 Arts In Deal To Develop Pornsak Pichetshote's Noir Graphic Novel 'The Good Asian' Into Series
  49. ^ 'King Kong' Live-Action Series In Works At Disney+ From Stephany Folsom, James Wan's Atomic Monster & Disney Branded TV
  50. ^ Netflix Orders Mark Millar's 'The Magic Order' To Series With James Wan & Lindsey Beer Executive Producing
  51. ^ James Wan, New Line and WB are Looking for the Next Great Horror Director With "Night Vision" Competition
  52. ^ Horror-Adventure Comic 'Nocterra' Getting a Netflix Series With James Wan Producing
  53. ^ Eric Heisserer's Short Story 'Simultaneous' Getting Hulu Series Adaptation; Colby Day Scripting
  54. ^ James Wan Adapting Horror Thriller 'Stinger' as Peacock Series (Exclusive)