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Exclusive: New Line/WB Prepping THREE ‘The Conjuring’ Spinoffs!!

With Warner Bros. and New Line’s The Conjuring being one of the most successful horror movies of all time, it’s no surprise that a sequel was quickly put into development.

The big surprise is that the studios are planning three micro-budgeted spinoffs based on the Warren Case Files, an inside source tells Bloody Disgusting exclusively.

The first, which is currently untitled, will be based on the now infamous “Annabelle Doll”.

Recently we broke the news on John R. Leonetti‘s and John Darko‘s series “Nowheresville” (read more), which is now in active development – but we have also confirmed that Leonetti will share directorial duties with newcomer John Darko, our source reveals.

As previously mentioned, New Line will be adopting the micro-budget approach on these projects. The tentatively titled The Annabelle Story is known to be a prequel to the events in the James Wan-directed The Conjuring. And we hear that production may start as early as December with John R. Leonetti at the helm.

Leonetti has been working along side James Wan (cinematographer) since Dead Silence, and now seeing Wan take on a different genre (Fast and Furious 7) we are excited to see John take over where James has left off.



  • djblack1313

    can you say overkill?

    • weresmurf

      Indeed. The Anabelle spinoff is a bad idea too. They had a great plot device to lead into a third movie there, or a fourth, where they could weave her in and out of a few movies, and then culminate it all in one movie, have it building up with Anabelle as the ultimate evil or whatever. But this is indicative of the issues in cinema today, the mentality where to quote Queen, ‘I want it all and I WANT IT NOW!’ so screw logic, screw good plot decisions, the studios going with the shotgun blast, throwing everything at the wall and just seeing what sticks… unfortunately they’re going ahead and ruining a potentially good movie series before it’s even started.

  • Lord-Alaster

    I can see the potential in doing this. I hope that they stay on track with the horror aspect. I want to understand the stories but still be left with fear after knowing about the object that they choose.

    • Taboo


  • …………the fuck?

    I can deal with ONE Conjuring sequel and an Annabelle spin off, but three Conjuring spinoffs? That’s just ridiculous.

  • DarrelDreadful

    I really have high hopes for The Conjuring franchise, they have a lot of potential in any direction it goes, but I am so nervous its going to get screwed up before it even has a chance.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I doubt that these two other films will come to fruition. That just seems a bit much. I can’t see all of them happening. The industry changes so much that by the time The Conjuring 2 and Annabelle release, they will have forgotten about these other two spinoffs and just focus on a third Conjuring. If by some chance they do happen, though, I’ll be there opening day. The universe in The Conjuring has so much potential that I’m really excited to see where they can take it.

  • ill_mindedd

    this just proves how un-original hollywood is. take a great film and overkill the shit out of it.

  • RubenVeritas

    I can’t wrap my mind around the idea of people saying the conjuring has potential when it ripped off so many other movies and was full of cliches.


    no wan, likely no scares… the studio got green eyes from the conjuring’s success and wants to fast-track every half-assed idea someone has to suck the life out of it… rather disappointed that they haven’t picked up on that yet. but then again, originality (I use that lightly for the conjuring) and thought-out plots aren’t exactly what we get these days

    • viking1983

      even with wan his films have no scares the only good film he has made was death sentence


        c’mon you have to admit he knows how to send a few chills down your spine… to each his own but I’ve like all his movies to a degree, death sentence ranking very highly

  • Vadicta

    Well, no matter how shit they are, at least they can’t take away from how good the original was.

  • Marty McFly

    Great… more of these pathetic ghost movies. They suck.

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