First Annabelle 3 details revealed
Last night at New Line Cinema’s second annual ScareDiego presentation at San Diego Comic Con, producer James Wan (Conjuring, Annabelle) and director and writer Gary Dauberman offered the first official details on the upcoming Annabelle 3, which Dauberman is writing and directing.
“I’m still finalizing the script, but it really picks up with the Warrens bringing Annabelle to the place where it can really no longer wreak havoc, which is their artifact room,” said Dauberman (via Entertainment Weekly). “But, of course, it turns out she can also wreak havoc there. And she really awakens the evil within that room and they target the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter, Judy. So, that’s the set-up.”
Wan then provided a more stripped down visual of what we should expect, “Annabelle basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room. So, it’s basically A Night at the Museum, with Annabelle!” If you are picturing Ben Stiller yelling at a haunted doll by any chance, don’t worry, you are not alone.
The Conjuring universe includes both James Wan-helmed Conjuring films, the first Annabelle spinoff, Annabelle: Creation, and the upcoming The Nun. It was announced last year that plans are underway for another feature film based on The Conjuring 2‘s Crooked Man, while a third Conjuring film is also being developed.
Gary Dauberman, the writer behind the Annabelle movies, will make his directorial debut with the new film. Dauberman also wrote The Nun, which is opening in theaters on September 7. He also penned New Line’s massive hit It and is working on the follow-up, It Chapter Two, as well.
John R. Leonetti directed the first Annabelle (2014), which earned $257 million on a $6.5 million budget, while 2017’s Annabelle: Creation was directed by David F. Sandberg and made $306.5 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.
James Wan’s Atomic Monster and the Peter Safran Co. are again producing the third Annabelle movie.
Annabelle 3 is scheduled for a July 3, 2019 release by New Line Cinema.