Warner Bros. and New Line are putting some serious faith behind what The Conjuring offered over the summer (and by "offer," I mean thrills and box office bucks).
We already know that a sequel is in the works with Chad and Carey Hayes returning to script. While there are a lot of rumored plot details, nothing has been confirmed.
But that's not all. The studio is apparently at work on a spin-off film.
According to SchmoesKnow, the spin-off feature will be based on a tale surrounding the Annabelle doll that kicked off The Conjuring.
John Leonnetti – who shot James Wan's film – is going to direct sometime in spring 2014.
So, it's a prequel tale for Annabelle, in some respect, since we saw the tail-end of her mischief at the beginning of The Conjuring before she was housed in Ed and Lorraine Warren's museum.
The question is: Will the studio roll this out as a theatrical film or something direct-to-DVD/VOD?