Blumhouse And James Wan’s Atomic Monster To Merge

Two horror juggernauts may be joining forces to deliver more chills and thrills.

Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions and James Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions are in advanced talks to merge their production companies. Under the merger, Atomic Monster will benefit from a first look deal with Universal Pictures, which Blumhouse is already under.

The two companies are expected to operate as separate labels even after the merger, with each one maintaining creative freedom and brand identity. In addition, the union will help expand the two companies across film, TV and new content areas such as video games, live experiences and audio.

Blumhouse is perhaps best known for producing films like Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Happy Death Day, Split, and Ouija. They kicked off the year with the critical The Black Phone, which starred Ethan Hawke. They also recently released Halloween Ends, the final chapter in their reboot of the classic horror franchise, which passed US$100 million at the global box office.

Meanwhile, Atomic Monster is famous for films like The Conjuring, Insidious, and Saw. James Wan is currently busy with post-production on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom — the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman, which was one of DC’s most successful films.


Both Blumhouse and Atomic Monster have already teamed up for upcoming horror movie M3gan, which features a creepy, killer robot doll. M3gan is set to hit theaters on 13 January 2023. They had previously also partnered up for 2007’s Insidious.