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Producer Says ‘The Conjuring 3’ Will Be a Very Different Film

THE CONJURING

What will the Warrens get into next?

We’ve reached a point where The Conjuring Universe is officially a full-blown thing, with spinoffs Annabelle: Creation headed our way this summer and The Nun coming next year. It hasn’t yet been officially announced but it would seem that The Conjuring 3 is also in our near future, especially considering how well The Conjuring 2 did at the box office last year.

But what should we expect from a potential/likely third installment in the Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson-starring franchise? Speaking with Cinema Blend, producer Peter Safran just teased that The Conjuring 3 would have to be a very different film than its two predecessors.

There are some [cases] that maybe aren’t as well known, but [the Warrens] spent a fair bit of time researching and were part of [them]. Clearly we can’t do another haunted house movie, right? We can’t do another supernatural possession in a house, with a family in peril. Right? So, it’s got to be something different than that, I think.

Last we heard from James Wan, who may or may not direct The Conjuring 3, it would be set in the 1980s. But again, nothing is confirmed at this time.



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COMMENTS

58 Comments
  • pablitonizer

    I’m scared they’ll screw this up by turning Conjuring 3 into a prequel just like they destroyed Insidious franchise

    • Creepshow

      Well they didn’t fuck up like Insidious and kill the most interesting character. (Yet)

    • They could jump all over the timeline of the Warrens’ investigations and still cover interesting cases. Not sure chronology is terribly important here.

      • Creepshow

        When it comes to horseshit, chronology is never important.

        • MODOK

          Of course it is. Start too early and it’s still in the horse.

          • Creepshow

            I stand corrected.

      • Vesuvian Villain

        Only the chronology of Ed’s hairline.

        • Creepshow

          Hairline timeline.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      They couldn’t do a prequel because they’d have to make Patrick Wilson less bald, and the CGI involved in such a feat is too damned expensive.

  • MODOK

    I’m all for that. I don’t know what the producer/writers/director have in mind, but I’m sure there’s enough scary stuff out there that doesn’t involve little kids in old houses being chased by demons.

    The Conjuring series is of course ridiculous bullshit that venerates a pair of infamous hucksters. But hey, they’ve movies, and well-crafted ones at that. I just tell myself I’m watching a couple characters named “the Warrens” rather than real people.

  • Grimphantom
  • Lady Bathory

    Just as a new story is needed, a ‘lesser known case’ involving the Warrens surfaces, that coincidentially doesn’t involve anything from previous films xD I couldn’t even say that with a straight face during an interview…
    But I mean, the films have been entertaining so far. The Conjuring > The Conjuring II, though.

    • Um…they wrote several books covering their investigations, and kept case files that were never released publicly. The producers of the Conjuring series have access and rights to ALL of them. They could literally make movies of them for decades.

      • Creepshow

        Do their stories have dogs that morph into The Crooked Man?
        Or have a ghost of an old man that bites people, and loses his dentures?

        • No and yes. I know you’re being a smartass, but that’s the honest answer. Old Bill was a nasty bugger. The crooked man was an invention for the movie.

          • Creepshow

            No one is being anything. We are just having a chat about 2 fictional characters.

  • I love these movies so much. I’m excited to see what they do with some of the Warrens’ weirder stories. Didn’t they claim to have met a werewolf or something?

    • MODOK

      I don’t know, but I want to see that movie right now.

    • They met a guy who claimed to be a werewolf. Clearly no actual lycanthropy was witnessed or we’d have a book with photos.

      • Creepshow

        Or…the case files were never released publicly.

  • David

    What cases of The Warrens doesn’t revolve a haunting, a family in peril or something to that degree? I’m itching to know what could be the next feature. Any ideas, Anyone?

    • Creepshow

      Calamine lotion

      • David

        O… K

    • Patrick Sullivan

      they had a case that took them west point academy

      • David

        What happened there?

  • Rick-Taylor

    Join the Warren family and their pet dachshund sidekick, as they travel in their Mystery van, solving supernatural cases as they drive across the country.

    • Creepshow

      “The Magical Mystery Tour”

      It’s wait to take you away.

  • Reiyer

    i’m happy with this, the true stories of the Warrens are amazing even if the movies take liberties of the real thing (The Conjuring 2), i do wish that Ed got to see there life as a film but i guess he’s in a batter place now.

    • WOLF

      Except none of it is true 😉 They are 100% frauds. It’s good starting material for movies though.

      • Reiyer

        That you’re opinion and i’m not going to knock you down for it but as someone who has had some experiences, i’m strong believer in it, now i can’t change your mind but i will make one request, you respect views and i will respect yours, telling me there “frauds” and “fake” is not going to accomplish anything.

  • Adaaification

    Two was very different from One. And that was what made the movie sucessfull in my eyes. When Three does the same and hit the right buttons why not?

  • Bloodspatta

    Patrick Wilson, Vera Famiga and James Wan or GTFO

  • Biscoito18

    I hope they will do that case of the werewolf demon of London.

  • Vesuvian Villain

    Rather than one specific case, it should be a 90 minute montage of them solving a bunch of different ones. Lots of 80’s soft rock music, tons of high fives, Ed tries on funny hats at the creepy old pawn shop, Lorraine giggles and wags her finger at him. Ed gets ghost-raped by a lady demon, Lorraine giggles and wags her finger at him. Cute things like that.

    • Brian McNatt

      I’d watch it.

      • Vesuvian Villain

        Best part, it’s all based on actual cases. Of Ed getting raped.

    • Aaron Johnson

      Hi, this is Jason over at BlumHouse. You’re hired. pre-production starts next week.

  • DarkBree

    The first two movies are great and very successful, so the expectations are very high.

  • As long as it’s completely different from the awful 2nd part, I’m perfectly okay with it.

    • Paul Cole

      Wrong.

  • Cameron

    If James Wan is directing it no it won’t be, old people ghosts and ventriloquist dummies. That’s just what he does.

  • It’ll be a decent enough paranormal horror with a main ghost added for the sake of hype, which will then get its own spinoff movie afterwards, just like the last two.

    • MODOK

      Yeah, I liked Conjuring 2 overall, but it was so painfully obvious that the nun was shoehorned in there to create a spin-off franchise. I recall reading afterward that the nun wasn’t even part of the Warrens’ “investigation” but was created just for the movie.

      • Exactly! I’d known about the Enfield story since being a kid so I was really excited for it, but making the nun thing so prominent killed it for me. You could have deleted all references to the nun and I doubt it would’ve made the movie any worse

      • Rach

        The Warrens didn’t investigate the Enfield poltergeist full stop. They had zero involvement. It was Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair.

        • MODOK

          Holy cow…I did not know that. Geez, I know they fudge these things but I wouldn’t think they’d go so far as to credit the Warrens for someone else’s case.

  • As far as Wan is directing himself, I’ll be happy to watch anything.

  • KSE1977

    I would like to see the Devil in Connecticut, but if they want to skip the haunted house stuff I suppose not with the next film, although the courtroom stuff would be fascinating. Perhaps their Westpoint investigation would be an interesting story as well. The Demonologists has a ton of great Warren stories to mine for ideas.

    • Brando

      Wasn’t the Westpoint thing just a ghost of a soldier who moved people’s wallets and stuff?

  • Nola Trash Talk

    Good luck making a haunted house movie that doesn’t end with a possession climax. I double dog dare ya. Hollywood knows nothing else.

  • Blood Boil

    The Conjuring franchise is total shit. Wan excels in safe, mediocre, jump scare horror which allows him to make low carb, cash grab, turd tornadoes that don’t need an interesting plot, characters or any actual mood setting or suspense. Stop supporting these cinematic equivalents to yoga pants

  • The_Gentleman

    Maybe they’ll investigate themselves, and solve the mystery of why they were exploitive fraudsters. Spooky!!!

  • Boglin Boy

    ‘a very different film’ then give it a different title and be more original? $$$$$$ banking on tha name.

  • Jay Lumières

    thats not enough information

  • James

    It will center around exploring Annabelle’s powers, like how she rises to the ceiling in the movie. It could also involve another doll, nun, ghost, clown, or found camera footage.

  • Jason Rutherford

    So maybe the werewolf case then..?

  • Anthony

    The Werewolves case would be a horrible idea and would be the end to the Conjuring franchise. Every one I tell about the Conjuring 3 eyes light up, then I say it might be about WWs and the look changes on their faces instantly. Followed by the comment that would be stupid. The Conjuring is about demons and religion, not folklore and WWs and animals………really will suck. At least Jeepers Creepers 3 looks promising.

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