More James Wan Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Saw III)James Wan was one of the youngest students ever to be accepted into the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's highly respected film and media school in Australia. After directing several award-winning shorts during his three years there, Wan then went on to work for several advertising agencies as a director, editor and graphic artist and also spent a year at the ABC's groundbreaking digital youth network, FLY-TV, where he wrote, directed, produced, and animated his own content.
SAW was Wan's first feature film as a director. The film, starring multi-award winning Danny Glover, Cary Elwes and Monica Potter, was released by Lionsgate in 2004 with a gross domestic box office of over $55 million and a worldwide theatrical of over $100 million. SAW II, executive produced by Wan, was released in 2005. Together, SAW and SAW II have grossed nearly $250 million in worldwide box office.
Wan has just finished post-production on his second feature film DEAD SILENCE for Universal Pictures and is currently in production in South Carolina on DEATH SENTENCE (Hyde Park & Baldwin Entertainment Group) which will star Kevin Bacon.