CS Video: Annabelle Comes Home’s James Wan on expanding Conjuring universe
Annabelle Comes Home is now in theaters, and ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to speak with writer and producer James Wan about his role in the new film as well as potential spinoffs for The Conjuring universe. You can check out the interview now in the player below and get your tickets by clicking here!
The third Annabelle film will once again center around the titular demon doll but this time she is already under the possession of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Mckenna Grace will play the role of Judy Warren, daughter of the paranormal investigating couple who is targeted alongside her two teen babysitters by the demonic doll after they bring it home into their artifact room. Madison Iseman and Katie Sarife are set to play Judy Warren’s babysitters.
The Conjuring universe includes both James Wan-helmed Conjuring films, the first Annabelle spinoff and its sequel Creation, and the recent blockbuster 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 in the works.
Gary Dauberman, the writer behind the spin-offs, will make his directorial debut with the new Annabelle film. Dauberman also penned New Line’s massive hit It and the upcoming follow-up, It Chapter Two.
James Wan’s Atomic Monster and the Peter Safran Co. are again producing the third film with Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear to executive produce.
John R. Leonetti directed the first spin-off, which earned $257 million on a $6.5 million budget, while 2017’s sequel was directed by David F. Sandberg and made $306.5 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.
Annabelle Comes Home is slated to hit theaters on June 26.