A fourth main-series movie in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Conjuring franchise is formally within the works at New Line Cinema.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Conjuring 4 is at present in growth at New Line, with franchise producers James Wan and Peter Safran returning. Additionally, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has been tapped to pen the screenplay. Johnson-McGoldrick is definitely no stranger to working with Wan and Safran, each out and in of the Conjuring franchise.
Johnson-McGoldrick already labored on the earlier two main-series entries within the Conjuring universe. For starters, he co-wrote the script for 2016’s The Conjuring 2 with Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes and Wan himself. He went on to pen the screenplay for 2021’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It from a narrative therapy he co-wrote with Wan. Johnson-McGoldrick additionally co-wrote the 2018 DC Extended Universe movie Aquaman earlier than signing on to put in writing its upcoming sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, each of which had been directed by Wan and produced by Safran.
Aquaman star Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga have starred as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in all three main-series Conjuring movies to date, in addition to within the 2019 spinoff movie Annabelle Comes Home. THR studies that Wilson and Farmiga are anticipated to as soon as once more reprise their roles in The Conjuring 4, although no official offers have been finalized at the moment. It additionally stays to be seen which of the Warrens’s circumstances the brand new movie will probably be based mostly on.
The Conjuring Universe Is Still Going Strong
Directed by Wan from a screenplay by the Hayes brothers, The Conjuring initially launched in theaters in 2013, grossing $319.5 million towards a price range of $20 million to turn out to be some of the worthwhile horror movies of all time. Two direct sequels, the aforementioned Conjuring 2 and The Devil Made Me Do It, adopted swimsuit in 2016 and 2021, respectively.
The success of the unique movie additionally spawned the bigger Conjuring Universe. The first spinoff function, Annabelle, initially launched in theaters in 2014. Annabelle itself obtained two sequels, Annabelle: Creation and the aforementioned Annabelle Comes Home, which hit theaters in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Meanwhile, The Nun launched in 2018, adopted by The Curse of La Llorona in 2019.
In addition to a fourth main-series Conjuring movie being within the works, a direct sequel to The Nun is at present within the midst of manufacturing in France, with Wan and Safran producing. The long-gestating Conjuring Universe movie The Crooked Man can be supposedly nonetheless in growth.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter