The Conjuring‘s Director of Photography John R. Leonetti is getting behind the camera for Annabelle, the spinoff-prequel to James Wan’s The Conjuring, says Schmoeville. We can confirm this news as we were unfortunately asked to restrain from posting (why do I listen?).
Pending schedule, the movie will begin filming in Spring of 2014.
There’s a bit more as New Line/Warner Bros. is also co-developing The Conjuring 2 simultaneously with the Hayes brothers (writers of the original) penning second chapter. You can actually read about the plot for that here.
The studio (obviously) wants James Wan back for the sequel, but that ain’t happening, sorry folks. The aforementioned site sort of writes it up as a threat, that they’ll move on without him, like he gives a shit shooting Fast & Furious 7.
With that said, which are you more excited for, The Conjuring 2, or its prequel, Annabelle?