We brought you news of James Wan’s latest chilling horror back in June last year, and the encouraging news was that he was heading back to Insidious type territory with The Conjuring. More news has now reached us, and that is the film is set to begin shooting in North Carolina in March.
That’s not all, the gorgeous Vera Farmiga (pictured above) and Patrick Wilson (star are Insidious) are in final negotiations to take on the lead roles as husband and wife in the horror.
The movie is “inspired by the supernatural events that happened in the Rhode Island home of the Perron family,” Farmiga and Wilson will play husband and wife paranormal investigators called Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens made a name for themselves during the Amityville investigations, and their story is the perfect idea for Wan’s talents.
“The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and later opened the Occult Museum. They are the authors of numerous books about the paranormal and their own private investigations into various hauntings. They claimed to have investigated over 10,000 hauntings during their career, and the Warrens were among the very first investigators in the controversial Amityville haunting.
The Warrens were responsible for training several paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, the late Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis.”
The Conjuring’s synopsis goes a little something like this: “a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.”
It all sounds very very exciting! More as it develops.
By Matt Wavish