Hey guys, Jana here,
In a move that should come as no surprise, ‘The Conjuring 2‘ has been announced and given a release date of June 10, 2016. Original plans were to release it before Halloween next year, but New Line decided to move it back to 2016.
James Wan, director of the first film along with ‘Insidious‘ 1 and 2 and ‘Saw has been reached out to with hopes that he will come back to direct the sequel. Wan took a $20 million budget and turned that into $320 million in the box office. Wan also produced ‘Annabelle‘ a spin-off from ‘The Conjuring‘ that has made over $240 million. Wan means success and success means dollars. This is why Wan has a first look contract with Warner Bros.
‘The Conjuring‘ was set in 1971 and told the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, real-life paranormal investigators that were called to a house the owners claimed was haunted. We’re told that ‘The Conjuring 2‘ will tap into a similar vein as the first. One of the fantastic things about the first film was that it didn’t over-inundate us with gory, special effects. It told a story and kept to the story, letting the fear of the viewer seep into the theater. It was phenomenal! So real were the dark feelings that in the Phillippines, some cinemas had to hire Catholic priests to bless the viewers before showing it. This is because viewers reported a “Negative Presence” after watching the film. If that doesn’t spell scary, I don’t know what would!