As The Conjuring universe continues to expand, we are faced with multiple new sequels headed our way including The Nun 2, Annabelle Comes Home and The Conjuring 3 which is the movie we’re here to talk about today.
The third installment of The Conjuring franchise is set to begin filming this June in Atlanta with Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) in the director’s chair. The movie is based on the true story of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a man on trial where demonic possession. His case was the first time demonic possession was used as a legal defense. The defense did not completely work, on November 24, 1981, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Johnson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter for murdering his landlord. Before he was arrested, his family contacted the Warrens for help.
Producer James Wan confirmed the plot by saying, “it’s this guy who was on trial for committing a murder. I think it’s the first time in America’s history where the defendant used possessions as a reason, as an excuse.”
According to lead actress Vera Farmiga, who plays Lorraine Warren in the franchise, we’re in for a “doozy”. In an interview for Annabelle Comes Home with EW she teased what’s to come in The Conjuring 3.
The Conjuring 3 is coming, and it will be a doozy. It will be big. So for me, visiting these characters [In Annabelle Comes Home], it’s like practicing your scales and doing a few arpeggios before having to dive deep into the next one. Because the next one is massive. Farmiga stated.
Franchise writer Gary Dauberman penned the script for The Conjuring 3 which will likely premiere in 2020.