We learned yesterday that Warner Bros. Pictures had delayed their upcoming horror sequel, tentatively-titled The Conjuring 2, until an unspecified date in 2016. Now, Deadline reveals a pretty good reason for the delay: James Wan is returning as director and producer!
Wan, who launched his career with Saw and who helmed both Insidious films in addition to the original The Conjuring, is certainly no stranger to horror. His next film, however, takes him to a whole new genre as he’s behind the wheel of Universal Pictures’ franchise sequel, Fast & Furious 7, which hits the big screen April 3, 2015.
Unlike the recent spinoff film, Annabelle (which explored the back story of The Conjuring‘s terrifying doll), it is believed that The Conjuring 2 will continue the based-on-truth adventures of paranormal investigators Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s Ed and Lorraine Warren.
As was the case with the original, The Conjuring 2 features a screenplay by Chad and Carey Hayes.