Warner Bros. Pictures has delayed their upcoming sequel to the 2013 James Wan hit The Conjuring.
Unlike the recent spinoff film, Annabelle (which explored the back story of The Conjuring‘s terrifying doll), it is believed that The Conjuring 2 will continue the based-on-truth adventures of paranormal investigators Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The Conjuring 2 feature a screenplay by Chad and Carey Hayes, although a director for the project has not yet been announced.
In other news James Wan is returning as director and producer!
New Line president/COO Toby Emmerich had this to say in a statement:
“We had a great experience with James onThe Conjuring, and we give him a lot of credit for that movie working so well. He worked on the screenplay and came to the table with very inventive things that were not in the script and cast it fantastically well. Add to that his work in producing Annabelle, and he is one of the masters of the genre and we’re happy to have him. You go through the list of possible directors of The Conjuring sequel, and his is the name you stop at, which is why we tried so hard to make this work.”
“It was during the editing of Fast & Furious 7 that my brain started sparking ideas for The Conjuring sequel. Taking a break from horror has allowed me to be creatively rejuvenated. I’m excited to tell the story of the next case-file of Ed & Lorraine Warren and expand on this world we’ve created.”
The Conjuring 2 will now arrive on an unspecified date in 2016.