Sep 222015
 




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James Wan’s horror sequel, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, has begun filming. To mark the exciting occasion, Wan uploaded a couple of images from the set to Instagram, so check them out below.

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“First day of principal photography. Fogbound backyard inside soundstage.” – James Wan on Instagram

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“An actual exorcist blessing our conjuring set – first day – ready to rock and roll.” – Rob Cowan on Facebook

 

James Wan’s The Conjuring was one of the finest horror films 2013 had to offer, and the sequel is due in US cinemas 10th June 2016.

Fresh off the hugely successful Fast and Furious 7, Wan is now back again in the directors chair for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, and he has now confirmed through Twitter that pre-production has officially begun.

Back in May a casting call went out for the highly anticipated horror sequel, which will be set here in the UK.

JANET HODGSON
AGE 11 · CAUCASIAN
She is a thoughtful and curious girl from Enfield, London. Working class. We are looking for an exceptional child with emotional intelligence for this role. London or standard British accent.
She must be able to handle dialogue and convey strong emotions.
LEAD ROLE

BILLY HODGSON
AGE 8 · CAUCASIAN
Billy is the youngest of the Hodgson siblings and suffers from a stutter. He is cute and playful – the baby of the family. London or standard British accent.
He must be able to handle dialogue and convey strong emotions.
GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE

MARGARET HODGSON
AGE 14 · CAUCASIAN
Margaret is the oldest Hodgson child. She is a sympathetic and supportive young woman. She is academic and mature. London or standard British accent.
She must be able to handle lots of dialogue and convey strong emotions.
GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE

JOHNNY HODGSON
AGE 10 · CAUCASIAN
He is quick witted and picks fights with his siblings. He is a good footballer – boyish. London or standard British accent.
He must be able to handle lots of dialogue and convey emotion.
GREAT SUPPORTING ROLE

James Wan and Chad and Carey Hayes wrote the first draft for The Conjuring 2, with revisions by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Final Destination 5, The Thing). David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, The Walking Dead, Wrath of the Titans) was hired to rewrite the script.

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

James Wan returns to direct.

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, will be released in US cinemas on 10th June 2016, and at this moment in time the UK is set for 30th October 2016.

Peter Safran will produce for The Safran Company along with Wan. New Line executives Dave Neustadter and Walter Hamada will oversee the project for the studio. Production is expected to start this summer.

While no official synopsis has been released, here is what was reported last year on what could potentially be the sequels plot:

Per AICN:

The case file they’re looking at occurs in the late ’70s and centers on two sisters in Enfield, England, who were allegedly possessed. Warren said she personally saw them levitate and even saw one of the sister dematerialize in front of her only to be found 20 minutes later stuffed into an oversized fuse box, contorted in such an unnatural way that they couldn’t have replicated it if they tried. She also said that the demon spoke directly to her husband on many occasions. Warren cited this case as one of the most terrifying experiences of her career.

Wikipedia describes the events as such:

In August 1977, single parent Peggy Hodgson called police to her rented home in Enfield after two of her four children claimed that furniture was moving and knocking sounds were heard on walls. The children included Margaret, age 13, Janet, age 11, Johnny, age 10 and Billy, age 7. A police constable saw a chair slide on the floor but couldn’t determine if it moved by itself or was pushed by someone. Later claims included allegedly demonic voices, loud noises, thrown rocks and toys, overturned chairs and levitation of children. Reports of further incidents in the house attracted considerable press attention and the story was covered in British newspapers such as the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror, until reports came to an end in 1979

Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

  One Response to “‘The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist’ begins filming, be afraid…”

  1. Well, that’s going to get twisted around and messed up for the benefit if American audience isn’t it. Stuffed in an oversized fusebox indeed! Poppycock!

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