James Wan and his Conjuring 2 cast discuss this weekend’s horror sequel
In 2013, James Wan brought to the big screen the true story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren with the hugely successful The Conjuring. Starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, The Conjuring went on to gross $318 million at the worldwide box office, making it the second-highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to The Exorcist. This Friday, Wan returns with a new tale of terror based on one of the most documented hauntings in history, the Enfield Poltergeist, which allegedly terrorized a single mother and her children at their house outside of London in the late 1970s.
ComingSoon.net had the chance to sit down with James Wan and his Conjuring 2 cast, including Verga Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor and young actress Madison Wolfe. In the player below, you can take a look inside The Conjuring 2 and find out why the horror sequel plays out differently than you might expect. In fact, Wan cites Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation as one of the film’s chief influences!
Rounding out The Conjuring 2 cast are newcomers Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Benjamin Haigh, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente, and Simon McBurney. The screenplay hails from Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes & James Wan and David Leslie Johnson with a story by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes & James Wan. Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, who previously collaborated on The Conjuring, are producing. The executive producers are Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter.
Check out the Conjuring 2 cast and crew interviews in the player below and let us know in the comments below if you’ll be checking out the big screen return of the Warrens this weekend.