Introducing Annabelle: Creation.
It was just announced that Lights Out director David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle 2, the sequel to the smash hit The Conjuring spinoff that will come to life on August 11, 2017, has a new title. As shown above, Creation implies that we may be seeing some sort of origin story to the haunted doll!
In Annabelle 2, “Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.”
The full cast includes Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (upcoming Ouija 2, Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Fox Catcher, The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s Homeland, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).
Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle.
Trace saw some footage at the SXSW Film Festival. Here’s what he thought…