EXCLUSIVE: Annabelle 3's plot sounds like it will also double as The Conjuring 3
Horror fans will be very happy with this!
We recently sat down with James Wan, the writer and director of the first two Conjuring movies, in the lead-up to the release of his latest directorial outing Aquaman (our review here), but of course we had to ask about the next entry in his Conjuring universe.
Aside from those first two Conjuring movies, we've also had two Annabelle movies, as well as this year's The Nun, and while there is The Crooked Man (who appeared in The Conjuring 2) spin-off still in the works, the third Annabelle movie will arrive first.
James Wan is on story duty, co-writing with Gary Dauberman (who has written the script for the 2017 remake of IT as well as the 2019 sequel), and Dauberman will also be making his directorial debut with Annabelle 3.
Wan had the following to say about the movie:
"We are filming it right now. Patrick [Wilson] and Vera [Farmiga] are in it, yes. The story kind of picks up where The Conjuring, the opening kind of prologue sequence to The Conjuring.
"They go and interview these young ladies who have the Annabelle doll. And so our movie for Annabelle 3 picks up from that, literally, from where Ed and Lorraine take the doll and bring it back home.
"If anyone knows about the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, with the sort of haunted museum that they have, the sort of haunted artifact room, the most prized possession they have in there is the Annabelle doll that they have locked away in that glass case.
"And so our story basically deals with what happens when they bring the doll back to their home."
So anyone looking for The Conjuring 3 will be happy to hear that it looks like Annabelle 3 will kind of be that, too.
The currently untitled Annabelle threequel is due for release in July 2019, and you can check out our full conversation with director James Wan right here: