To the disappointment of many, it seems that James Wan will not be directing The Conjuring 3‘. According to ‘THR’, Michael Chaves, who is currently working on The Curse of La Llorona, has signed on to direct the film. Wan has been serving as a producer for Chaves’ film, and must have liked what he saw because he helped to select him as his replacement. Wan will still be around though as he’ll be serving as producer, and writer David Leslie Johnson who worked on The Conjuring 2 will also be onboard.
This of course is similar to what happened with the Insidious series. Parts three and four were directed by other hands, but they aped the Wan style so closely that it still felt like he’d directed them. I wonder if Chaves will do the same, or will be try to make the film more his own?