Deadline has confirmed that James Wan will produce the horror film, Milk. While directing duties on Aquaman will be keep Wan busy for a while, he’s showing no signs of slowing down as a producer. While not part of the Conjuring Universe, Milk will once again see Wan team-up with New Line through his production company Atomic Monster, which currently have numerous titles in early development: The Curse of La Llorna, an unititled Annabelle film lined up for next year, along with The Conjuring 3, The Crooked Man, Arachnophobia, Resident Evil, M3GAN, and The Tommyknockers.
Milk will be a feature-length of adaptation of Santiago Menghini’s short film of the same name, which received praise at SXSW earlier this year and went on to win the Midnight Shorts Jury Award. Menghini will return to direct the feature, penned by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, who previously wrote the horror film Stephanie, currently streaming on Netflix.
Deadline reports that the film’s logline is: “On a late night, a young teen goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk. Upon encountering his sleepless mother, he quickly realizes things are not as they seem.” It’s vague, creepy, and sure to deliver a twist or two, which sounds right in Wan’s wheelhouse.
Deadline also reports that sci-fi picture, Beyond White Space has secured a North American release from Vertical Entertainment. The film is directed by Ken Locsmandi, who is making his feature debut, but has quite the VFX resume with credits including The Matrix, Donnie Darko, and Geostorm.
The film, which stars Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao and Dave Sheridan, is set in 2150 A.D. and centers on a deep-space fishing vessel that encounters a massive creature and attempts to capture it for a Black Market sale, while being sidelined by scavengers and the threats of uncharted space.
While a release date has yet to be revealed, the film is said to be debuting later this year.