James Wan to produce adaptation of Santiago Menghini's Milk

James Wan to produce adaptation of Santiago Menghini's Milk

James Wan is set to produce an adaptation of Santiago Menghini's horror short 'Milk'.

The 41-year-old filmmaker - who has previously directed a host of hit movies, including 'Insidious' and 'The Conjuring' - will produce the feature on behalf of New Line, which has acquired the rights to the short film, according to Collider.

The project is being directed by Menghini, who will be working from a script penned by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski.

'Milk' tells the story of a sheltered teen who is dealing with an overbearing mother.

James is already familiar with the challenge of transforming a short into a feature film, having previously done so with 'Saw', his directorial debut.

Meanwhile, James recently revealed he's always had ambitions to turn 'The Conjuring' into something bigger.

The director helmed the first movie in the movie-spinning franchise, which includes a sequel and an upcoming third film, and James discussed his long-term ambitions for the series before the recent release of 'The Nun', a spin-off of 'The Conjuring 2'.

He shared: "One of the things that occurred to us early on is, 'They have a superhero universe, why can't we do that in the horror world?'

"When we were making the first 'Conjuring', it became very apparent to us that there could be a bigger universe. So many other stories that would be awesome to look into."