Director Of ‘Aquaman’ Dives Back Into Horror In ‘The Curse of La Llorona’

After directing “Aquaman,” which racked up over $1 billion in box office sales, James Wan is back to doing what he does best: scaring everyone silly.

Wan is producing “The Curse of La Llorona,” which focuses on the story of a family living in 1970’s Los Angeles struggling to stay out of the clutches of an evil spectre. Before the success of “Aquaman,” Wan made his name in producing fine horror films like “The Conjuring,” “Insidious” and “Saw.” “La Llorona” is set to hit theaters on April 19.

According to the curse, La Llorona was a woman who was abandoned by her husband and then drowned her children and herself in a river out of grief. She was then damned to wander riverbanks for eternity looking for their bodies. La Llorona, however, has the nasty habit of mistaking living children for her own.

Now, Wan wants to bring that ancient story to the silver screen. In “La Llorona,” the female phantom is out for blood and is targeting the children of the Garcia family. Matriarch Anna Garcia is forced to rely on a disillusioned priest turned faith healer to protect her family.

The film will star Linda Cardellini (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”),  Raymond Cruz (“Breaking Bad”), Patricia Velasquez (“The L Word,”) and Marisol Ramirez (“NCIS: Los Angeles”).

Check out the newest trailer of the movie above.