Whilst James Wan’s The Conjuring is seen by many of one of the very best horror films of the past decade, spin-off-cum-prequel Annabelle wasn’t received quite as well by fans and critics. And so it’s a little bit of a surprise to hear that an Annabelle sequel is on the way.
Variety is reporting the news, with Gary Dauberman returning to pen the script. At this stage, it’s believed that John Leonetti, director of photography on The Conjuring and director of Annabelle, will not be back in any form for this sequel.
Despite generally underwhelming audiences, Annabelle did manage to make an impressive profit. From a budget of just $6.5 million, the film brought home over $250 million at the global box office. As is so ever the case with horrors these days, particularly with franchises such as Saw, Paranormal Activity and Insidious, the relatively low costs of making these pictures means that impressive returns are easily possible for any film with any sort of reputation or buzz.
No details are known on the Annabelle sequel at this point, although obviously expect more devilish doll happenings. The follow-up is expected to be released at some point in 2017 right now. Before that, James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 is set for October 30th, 2016.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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