The mid-budget horror franchise The Conjuring is turning into one of the most successful scare-fests at the box office, and now New Line is bringing it back for a third haunting.
Deadline reports the studio has hired David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons & Dragons, The Conjuring 2) to take the reins of The Conjuring 3, with franchise mastermind James Wan looking to return as a producer. Which makes sense — Wan is busy bringing Aquaman to the big screen these days, and looks to be a hot commodity in general. It could be tough to carve out much more time for smaller-budget horror projects when Hollywood comes calling with blockbusters.
The studio hasn’t revealed the plot for the film, but it will apparently be based on a real-life case from paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Though it’ll just technically be the third straight-up Conjuring flick, it’ll mark the seventh film in the franchise, along with Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, The Nun and The Crooked Man.
What’s your take on the Conjuring franchise? Any requests for a case Ed and Lorraine should take on next?