The Conjuring 3 is coming and the plot will be going in a new and terrifying direction
A brand new case for the Warrens.
At present, James Wan is riding the crest of wave with Aquaman performing so well at the box-office but as you may know, the director has one of the most interesting CVs of any filmmaker in Hollywood.
After grabbing the world's attention with the brilliant Saw, the Australian director continued down the horror path with Dead Silence, Death Notice, and the first two Insidious films. Despite the fact he made the excellent Fast & Furious 7, Wan's calling card has been his unique ability to scare the living crap out of audiences everywhere because he directed The Conjuring films and produced the various spin-offs - Annabelle, The Nun etc.
During an interview with JOE's Rory Cashin, Wan gave us some tantalising details about the next Annabelle film which will feature Ed and Lorraine Warren, but just like a relentless demon, you can't keep The Conjuring films away for too long.
As previously stated, Wan won't be returning behind the lens for the next chapter but he has been speaking about what fans can expect in The Conjuring 3.
The film will be breaking new ground because it's going to focus on a murder trial where demonic possession was used for the very first time as a legal defense.
Of course, the first two Conjuring films were based on the real-life paranormal events that the Warrens investigated - the Amityville haunting, the Perron family haunting and the Enfield poltergeist all featured - but in an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Wan confirmed that the next film will be taking a new terrifying approach.
"It’s not necessarily based on an artefact but it’s based on one of the Warrens’ case files... It’s this guy who was on trial for committing a murder. I think it’s the first time in America’s history where the defendant used possessions as a reason, as an excuse."
Based on that information, it seems that The Conjuring 3 will revolve around the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson.
On November 24, 1981, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Arne Cheyenne Johnson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter for the killing of his landlord, Alan Bono.
According to testimony by the Glatzel family, 11-year-old David Glatzel had allegedly played host to the demon that forced Johnson to kill Bono. After witnessing a number of increasingly ominous occurrences involving David, the family, exhausted and terrified, decided to enlist the aid of self-described demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren in a last-ditch effort to "cure" David.
The Glatzel family, along with the Warrens, then proceeded to have David exorcised by a number of Catholic priests.
The exorcism continued for several days, concluding when, according to those present, a demon fled the child's body and took up residence within Johnson. Several months later, Johnson killed his landlord during a heated conversation.
Bring. It. On.