Warner Brothers have confirmed the US release date for their horror sequel, The Conjuring 2. Sadly it does not look likely that James Wan (director of the first film) will return to direct, although he may produce.
However, the hold up in getting the sequel moving forward could be that Warners are waiting for Wan to finish Fast & Furious 7, in the hope to entice him back. Either way, what we do know for definite is that both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga (above) will be retuning to play Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The Conjuring 2 is due in US cinemas on October 23rd 2015, and it is likely that this date will be the same for the UK.
While no official synopsis has been released, here is what we reported last year on what could potentially be the sequels plot:
Thanks to the teasing final moments in The Conjuring, fans were expecting the sequel to focus on probably the most famous of The Warrens case file, the story of Amityville. However, with countless films and documentaries already made based on this terrifying story, it would make sense that The Conjuring 2 brings a new story to the table.
AICN reported that a tipster recently attended an intimate gathering at Lorraine Warrens home, and she spoke of how The Conjuring doubled box office predictions, and that writers Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes were already working on the script.
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.
Doing a little bit of research on it, this is widely considered a youngsters-playing-pranks case by most paranormal investigators.
New Line have also set a release date for their a new horror later this year. The date of October 3rd 2014 has been given to an as yet un-confirmed horror film, and while New Line have not said what the film is, speculation is that it will be the currently filming Annabelle spin-off.
Eric Ladin (“The Killing”) and Brian Howe (“Justified”) joined the cast last month, and they joined Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton.
Peter Safran and “The Conjuring” director James Wan are producing.
James Wan’s regular cinematographer John R. Leonetti is be directing Annabelle, which is currently shooting. The eight month window between now and October 3rd suggests that the un-titled New Line horror could be this.
“The Conjuring” included a haunted doll named Annabelle as part of a collection of demonic objects assembled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. New Line is still developing a sequel to “The Conjuring.”
There also plans for a further two spin-offs from The Conjuring.