Release Date: July 19, 2013 Studio: New Line Director: James Wan Screenwriter: Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Joey King, Hayley McFarland, Shanley Caswell Genre: Supernatural Thriller MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of disturbing violence and terror)
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
The Filmax venture Summer Camp is a title we first told you about a year ago at the American Film Market 2012. The film has been in development since then with Alberto Martini at the helm. He scripted Sleep Tight for Filmax.
This weekend, news of some progress has come forward.
Peter Safran, the producer of The Conjuring, and Patelion Films, a division of Lionsgate, are coming aboard to shepherd the project with Filmax.
Shooting begins in Barcelona February 2014. Head inside for plot details!
Warner Bros. and New Line are putting some serious faith behind what The Conjuring offered over the summer (and by “offer,” I mean thrills and box office bucks).
We already know that a sequel is in the works with Chad and Carey Hayes returning to script. While there are a lot of rumored plot details, nothing has been confirmed.
But that’s not all. The studio is apparently at work on a spin-off film.
Quentin Tarantino has – drumroll please – unveiled his top 10 films of 2013.
As the king of all cinephiles, Tarantino’s annual list is usually eagerly anticipated by fans and this year’s list is already generating some talk (for better or for worse).
What’s worth noting for Shock readers is that Academy Award-winning writer-director included one horror film on his list: The Conjuring. That’s a hell of an endorsement, not that the James Wan-directed flick needs it – it’s one of the highest-grossing supernatural thrillers of all time now.
What other films made the cut?
Before The Conjuring even hit theaters, New Line Cinema set the wheels in motion for the sequel and now that the film is nearing the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office, The Conjuring 2 talk continues.
The July 19th release features Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, a pair of paranormal investigators tasked with helping the Perrons, a family terrorized by a demonic force in their new home. And that’s only one of many real-life Warren files.
The Conjuring – which has now grossed over $100 million at the box office – has paved the way for a sequel currently in development at New Line.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are set to return as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Time will tell if James Wan – busy doing Fast & Furious 7 – will return to direct, but the studio believes strongly it has a franchise on its hands with the Warrens serving as our protagonists taking us from terrifying case to terrifying case.
Certain events that happened in Amityville were teased The Conjuring, leading many to believe that’s where the sequel could go, but the fellas at Aint It Cool News have heard otherwise.
This summer’s supernatural hit, The Conjuring, continues to scare up the big bucks. The film has grossed nearly $100 million worldwide to date and is expected to make plenty more (its daily average isn’t too shabby).
One of the many creepy aspects of the film that folks are talking about is the Annabelle doll (pictured right). Italian artist Luca Nemolato shared – via his site – a series of conceptual pieces he did for The Conjuring production of Annabelle, you can see the variant takes on the doll after the jump.
As you’ll see, the artist was going for a more deranged Shirley Temple vibe.