The Conjuring isn’t due in US cinemas until Friday (and August 2nd in the UK), but New Line Cinema must have a lot of confidence in it, as they’re already putting plans in place for a sequel, according to Variety.
The studio has signed Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, who wrote the original horror/thriller, to come up with a sequel script. The Conjuring, which as in the way with modern horror is based on a ‘true’ story, stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, who investigate the haunting of a farmhouse.
The sequel will move onto some of the other famous cases that the Warrens worked on, some of which have already been turned into movies, such as The Amityville Horror and The Haunting in Connecticut. New Line president Toby Emmerich commented, “We have Lorraine’s permission and support, and we are working on developing another film.”
It’s perhaps not surprising they’re moving forward quickly, as it didn’t cost much to make, but has been receiving rave reviews as the festivals and screenings it’s had in the run up to its release.
It isn’t known if director James Wan will return to direct the follow-up, but it seems unlike as he recently signed up to helm Fast & Furious 7.