As first reported by Discussing Film on Twitter, the next instalment of the main Conjuring franchise, The Conjuring 3, is set to begin filming in June in Atlanta.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who play series leads Ed and Lorraine Warren respectively, are set to reprise their roles in the film which is being helmed by Michael Chaves (who directed the upcoming horror film The Curse of La Llorona - released on May 3rd), with franchise icon James Wan serving as producer.
Although the film currently has no official synopsis, rumours are that the movie will cover the infamous ‘Devil Made Me Do It’ case, aka the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson. This will be the third main timeline instalment of the hugely successful and popular horror series that has already spawned a multitude of spin-offs including the poorly received but box office hit Annabelle and last year’s The Nun (which was helmed by Corin Hardy).
With this film slated for a 2020 release and the Annabelle 3 spin-off set to release later this year, this juggernaut of a franchise isn’t slowing down anytime soon and we are excited for it. The Conjuring has always managed to add something new to the oversaturated horror genre in recent memory and long may it continue.