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James Wan’s Next Project is Based on a Popular Children’s Horror Story

by Danny Zepeda | July 19, 2018July 19, 2018 3:30 pm EDT

James Wan is the horror mastermind behind The Conjuring franchise and he is already busy making his next horror classic. New Line Cinema officially announced the next horror film James Wan will produce is called The Curse of La Llorona.

The story is based on the popular Latin folk tale of a weeping woman who mourns for the death of children at her own hands and terrorizes villages trying to ensnare new children. Wan is revamping the story for a more modern setting. It will take place in 1970s Los Angeles and star Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez and Raymond Cruz, with James Wan serving as producer and Michael Chaves taking up directorial duties.

Here is the full synopsis for the movie.

La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.

In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.

Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children.

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

With Wan’s mastery of the horror genre, this new folk tale provides the base for what could be his next horror hit. He’s already in talks to make another Annabelle movie and his current horror project, The Nun, is primed to scare up audiences when it arrives in theaters later this fall.

The Curse of La Llorona is currently shooting and is set to arrive in theaters April 19, 2019.


Danny Zepeda

Danny's first introduction to fandom was rewatching the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS everyday during fifth grade until he moved on to all