With the entertainment industry having ran into all kinds of delays and outright cancellations as the ongoing global pandemic continues to run wild, now comes word on yet another big-screen delay.
Via Deadline, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It is the latest film that’s set to be affected by COVID-19.
The plan was for The Conjuring 3 to hit the silver screen this September 11, but New Line Cinema is weighing up pushing the movie back from that date. While nothing has been made official by New Line just yet, it’s expected that The Devil Made Me Do It will be shunted to 2021.
Deadline believes that several studios will be making decisions on their upcoming movie slate on Friday, July 4.
The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It is directed by The Curse of La Llorona’s Michael Chaves, and the movie will be the eighth in the greater Conjuring universe of films that has already taken in two main The Conjuring pictures, three Annabelle offerings, The Nun, and the aforementioned La Llorona.
In The Conjuring 3, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are back as Ed and Lorraine Warren for “a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil” that “starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in US history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.”
Already this year, a slew of major movies have ran into delays due to the pandemic – and now, it looks like The Conjuring 3 could well be the next project to join that list.