A few months ago it was confirmed that The Conjuring 2: The Enfieled Poltergeist would be released in US cinemas on 10th June 2016, and while we have had zero updates since, tonight a new writer has been hired to work on the film.
James Wan and Chad and Carey Hayes wrote the first draft, with revisions by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Final Destination 5, The Thing).
The Wrap now reports that David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, The Walking Dead, Wrath of the Titans) has now been hired to rewrite the script.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
James Wan returns to direct.
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 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.