The next instalment of The Conjuring series will be the seventh film in the franchise when it releases, but star Patrick Wilson claims it will be an unexpected experience for the audiences.
“Oh boy. We just finished Annabelle 3 which is cool. It’s nice to dip our toes into that franchise a little bit,” Wilson confirmed with Digital Spy. “Conjuring 3 will be different than anything we’ve seen, which is fun.”
The first two Conjuring films focused on Vera and Wilson Farmiga playing demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren as they investigated instances of families haunted by supernatural entities. The Nun and The Anabelle spinoff films explored similar supernatural spirits although they were different narratives than the Conjuring narratives.
The first two films were helmed by James Wan and now Michael Chaves will be taking over the directorial duties on the third film.
“I’m always constantly trying to find stuff that would challenge me as a filmmaker and I don’t linger in that one space for too long,” Wan explained of pursuing new genres. “Even though I’ve done a bunch of horror movies, all my horror movies are slightly different to each other.”
The next film will be Anabelle 3 which will hit the theatres on July 3 while The Conjuring 3 is yet to have an official release date. Here’s what we know about the film:
“While working closely with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, I got to know him as a filmmaker,” Wan said in an announcement. “Chaves’ ability to bring emotion to a story and his understanding of mood and scares make him a perfect fit to direct the next Conjuring film.”
While many fans are sceptic about the upcoming film, comments from Chaves and Wan suggest that the sequel is in good hands.
Wan added, “I’m excited to be back as producer and continue with Vera and Patrick on the next supernatural adventure of the Warrens.”
Chaves also gave away a statement, professing his love for the series.
“I am a huge fan of the Conjuring films,” Chaves said. “The movies are the rare combination that deliver both tremendous heart and awesome scares. It is both a total thrill and absolute honor to be working with James and the gang at New Line again.”