The Conjuring 2 spinoff The Crooked Man in the works

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Jun 14, 2017

And horror director James Wan’s The Conjuring cinematic universe just keeps on getting bigger.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line has given the green light for a new Conjuring spinoff centering on the Crooked Man, the tall, creepy character based on an old English nursery rhyme and portrayed by Javier Botet (Mama) in The Conjuring 2.

To be written by Mike Van Waes from a story by James Wan, with Wan and Peter Safran producing, the Crooked Man will be the third Conjuring character to get his/her own spinoff film.

The first was Annabelle, with a movie released in 2014 (a sequel/prequel titled Annabelle: Creation is coming out on August 11), while the second will feature that super-duper scary Nun. Starring Alien: Convenant’s Demian Bichir as a “priest who investigates the mysterious death of a nun,” The Nun is set for a July 13, 2018 premiere.

A few weeks ago, Safran let slip that a Crooked Man spinoff was being considered by the studio, saying (via JoBlo):

“I think there’s something fascinating in the Crooked Man. Maybe tonally he’s not as grounded as the Conjuring itself is and maybe that’s why some people felt it wasn’t what they were looking for in the Conjuring but I suspect a movie with him would be really really cool.”

Really cool indeed! What do you think of a Crooked Man movie?

(via THR)