Jason Blum and James Wan in talks to merge companies

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Blumhouse and Atomic Monster, two of horror’s foremost production companies, are set to merge according to reports. 

Two of horror’s biggest producers are reportedly exploring the option of merging their companies.

Jason Blum, the Blumhouse chief and James Wan, the creator of Atomic Monster are said to be in talks to bring their companies together, creating a bigger entity that will exist as part of Universal Pictures. Both companies have bought in billions and billions of dollars to this point, and according to their creators, are merging to realise even loftier goals.

“James is probably 70 to 80 percent artist and 30 to 20 percent business person, and I am the reverse,” said Blum about the prospective deal, whilst Wan has told The New York Times that he wants to expand into ‘video games, podcasts, live events, and maybe even merchandise.’

As to what the deal between Blumhouse and Atomic Monster will look like? We don’t know exactly but it looks like Wan’s company will exist as a ‘creatively autonomous’ imprint as part of Blumhouse. All being well, the partnership will be sealed early next year and we’ll presumably begin to see projects roll out throughout the remainder of 2023. We’ll keep you posted on this one as we hear more.

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