It was announced a short while ago that James Wan would be returning to direct The Conjuring 2 (great news!), and that the release date for the film has been moved from 23rd October 2015 to “sometime in 2016”.
Naturally this was to allow Wan to finish off all he needs to do with Fast and Furious 7, but now an official US release date has been announced for the horror sequel.
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, will be released in US cinemas on 10th June 2016, and it is expected that the UK will have the film very soon after.
The move from Halloween to the Summer season seems odd, but with the success of Annabelle this summer, and also The Conjuring in the summer of last year, this slot appears to be working really well for horror.
Meanwhile, Focus Features has moved its horror threequel Insidious: Chapter 3 back by a week from May 29 to June 5 for its US release.
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.
Both Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will return as Lorraine and Ed Warren.