‘The Conjuring 2′ Pushed Back to 2016, Replaced with Mystery Horror Film
For those excited about a sequel to James Wan's incredibly successful -- and incredibly spooky -- horror flick 'The Conjuring' (and you can totally put us in that camp), you'll have to wait a little while longer. The sequel, which was previously scheduled to hit theaters in October 2015, has been delayed a whole year, while an untitled horror film has now taken its place.
Variety reports that New Line has pushed the release of currently untitled 'The Conjuring' sequel back to 2016. The film was previously scheduled to be released on October 23, 2015, a little over a week before Halloween, but that date has now been given to an untitled horror film from the company.
'The Conjuring' director James Wan has not yet signed on to direct the sequel, although it could be that New Line has delayed the release of the sequel in order to work with his schedule. Wan is wrapping up on 'Fast and Furious 7,' and it's been recently rumored that he's reuniting with original 'Saw' screenwriter Leigh Whannell for another installment in that franchise, which Lionsgate is hoping to take to Comic-Con in 2016. If we had our choice between the two, we'd definitely prefer Wan directing a sequel to 'The Conjuring.'
The first film was based on the real-life work of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. In 1971, the couple investigated a terrifying haunting plaguing a Rhode Island family, resulting in the paranormal possession of the mother.
'The Conjuring 2' will feature Wilson and Farmiga reprising their roles as the Warrens, though it's unclear which of their cases would be featured next. The Warrens also investigated the famous Amityville Horror case, and the haunting which served as the basis for 'The Haunting in Connecticut.' Their investigation involving the Annabelle doll from 'The Conjuring' inspired the recent spinoff film, 'Annabelle.'