Annabelle sequel gets a new title
Director David F. Sandberg’s (Lights Out) revealed today that the Annabelle sequel has a new title, Annabelle: Creation. The follow-up to 2014’s hugely-successful Annabelle, which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters, is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on The Conjuring flicks, the series that first dragged the grinning, possessed little plaything to screens.
Annabelle 2 tells the tale of a dollmaker and his wife who, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Very soon, however, they become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote the first film. Annabelle: Creation stars Stephanie Sigman (SPECTRE), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).
Serving as executive producers on Annabelle 2 are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter.
Scheduled for release on August 11, 2017, Annabelle: Creation is a New Line Cinema presentation, an Atomic Monster/Safran Company production. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Now… watch out for the deadly doll at the end of the bed…