Atomic Monster
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded2014; 10 years ago (2014)
FounderJames Wan
United States
Key people
  • James Wan
  • Michael Clear[1]
  • Judson Scott
  • Rob Hackett
ParentBlumhouse Productions (2024–present)

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


On October 21, 2014, James Wan founded Atomic Monster with the company having a first-look producing deal with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.[5][2]

On August 12, 2016, the company reached a development deal with Chinese company Starlight Media Inc. to help finance films with budgets up to $100 million.[6]

On November 16, 2022, it was announced that the company was in talks to merge with Blumhouse Productions with the company having a shared first-look deal with Universal Pictures. The companies would continue to operate as separate labels, with each maintaining its own creative autonomy and brand identity. The company is using 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] On January 2, 2024, the merger was finalized.[12]

Feature films


Release date Film Director(s) Distributor
October 3, 2014 Annabelle John R. Leonetti Warner Bros. Pictures
June 10, 2016 The Conjuring 2 James Wan
July 22, 2016 Lights Out David F. Sandberg
August 11, 2017 Annabelle: Creation
September 7, 2018 The Nun Corin Hardy
April 19, 2019 The Curse of La Llorona Michael Chaves
June 26, 2019 Annabelle Comes Home Gary Dauberman
April 23, 2021 Mortal Kombat Simon McQuoid
June 4, 2021 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Michael Chaves
September 10, 2021 Malignant James Wan
October 6, 2021 There's Someone Inside Your House Patrick Brice Netflix
January 6, 2023 M3GAN Gerard Johnstone Universal Pictures
September 8, 2023 The Nun II Michael Chaves Warner Bros. Pictures
December 22, 2023 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom James Wan
January 5, 2024 Night Swim Bryce McGuire Universal Pictures

Upcoming films

Release date Film Director(s) Distributor
May 16, 2025 M3GAN 2.0[13] Gerard Johnstone Universal Pictures
TBA Salem's Lot[14] Gary Dauberman Max
TBA Mortal Kombat 2 Simon McQuoid Warner Bros. Pictures
TBA The Monkey Osgood Perkins TBA

Television series

Year Series Creator(s) Network
2016–21 MacGyver Peter M. Lenkov CBS
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
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Candie Kelty Langdale
Doug Langdale


  1. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (June 17, 2015). "James Wan Hires Michael Clear To Run Atomic Monster Label". Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  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 Back At New Line For ‘The Conjuring 2’ And Overall Producing Deal
  6. ^ "James Wan's Atomic Monster Inks Deal With China's Starlight Firm (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. August 12, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  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. ^ Jason Blum's Blumhouse and James Wan's Atomic Monster Close Merger Deal
  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.