James Wan confirms The Conjuring 3 plot details
Producer James Wan recently spoke with Bloody Disgusting about the upcoming third installment of his hit horror saga, The Conjuring 3, confirming that this sequel will be different from the previous films.
Still based on a true story, The Conjuring 3 will focus on a man on trial for murder who claimed he was possessed. As Wan told the outlet: “I think it’s the first time in America’s history where the defendant used possessions as a reason, as an excuse.”
Wan further discussed how the Conjuring movies are based on Ed and Lorraine’s case files, so “they’re more based on the true story aspect of the real Warrens.” While the spinoffs, such as Annabelle and The Nun, allow the filmmakers to do “weird and wonderful crazy things,” Wan wants to make sure that the “mothership” of The Conjuring universe stays true to the Warrens’ story that inspired the franchise.
Previous reports pointed toward The Conjuring 3 gearing up for a 2019 shoot for a 2020 release with The Conjuring 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson returning to write the third film. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are set to return for the sequel.
Michael Chaves will direct the project. Chaves directed Wan’s The Curse of La Llorona, releasing in theaters on April 19, 2019, and his comfort with the actors plus his ability to bring emotion on top of understanding the scary elements impressed Wan who felt he was a perfect fit as director.
Wan’s latest directorial project, Aquaman, will arrive in theaters this Friday. He is producing a number of upcoming projects, including The Tommyknockers, The Crooked Man, the Swamp Thing TV series, and the next installment in the Annabelle spinoff story.