Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema are moving forward on “The Conjuring 3,” a third official main entry and the seventh overall film in the franchise (including two “Annabelle” films, “The Nun” and “The Crooked Man”).
David Leslie Johnson (“Aquaman,” “Orphan,” “Wrath of the Titans”) is on board to script while James Wan and Peter Safran will serve as producers through the Atomic Monster production company. However, Wan is not expected to direct the third installment.
The film will once again follow real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Famiga). While the storyline is under wraps, Safran has previously said the third film will avoid the “supernatural possession in a house with a family in peril” formula again.
Wan has also stated several times the next film would be set in the 1980s. The two “Conjuring” films and 2014’s “Annabelle” have combined to gross $897 million in box office worldwide. “Annabelle: Creation” opens in August and “The Nun” opens in July.