Warner Bros. has announced that The Conjuring 2 is set for release on October 23rd, 2015, giving it a prime Halloween slot. Alongside that news, Variety reports that both Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will return as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Soon after the first movie topped the box office a sequel was announced, but it’s only now that things have started properly coming together. Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, who wrote the original horror/thriller, have been hard at work coming up with the sequel script. While the first film followed a haunting at a farmhouse, the sequel will look at another case the real-life Warrens investigated.
At the moment it’s not known if James Wan will return to direct.
There’s also a spin-off been announced, which will be a prequel telling the story of the creepy doll that featured in the movie. That film is likely to be out this October, although that’s yet to be confirmed.