James Wan has opted out of directing the third main film in “The Conjuring” series at New Line.
While others have helmed the spin-offs, three released and two more in development, Wan helmed both the first and second main films in the series and was expected back for the third.
Instead, he’s handing over control to Michael Chaves who helmed the Wan-produced “The Curse of La Llorona” opening next year. Wan will remain closely involved as a producer though, while Peter Safran is also producing.
David Leslie Johnson is in the midst of writing the script for “The Conjuring 3” which will once again focus on husband-and-wife paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga).
The announcement comes as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” actress Madison Iseman has scored a leading role in the “Conjuring” spin-off “Annabelle 3” and joins McKenna Grace in the film. Grace plays the Warren’s daughter and Iseman her babysitter in a story set within the Warrens home.
Source: Heat Vision