The Conjuring 3 in scripting stage, David Leslie Johnson to return as writer

FP Staff

Jun,27 2017 15:50 00 IST

New Line has started working on The Conjuring 3, with David Leslie Johnson attached to write the script. James Wan will serve as producer through his Atomic Monster production company with Peter Safran, reported Variety. Johnson also wrote The Conjuring 2, which went on to gross USD 320 million worldwide.

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A still from The Conjuring 2. Image from Facebook

As with the first two Conjuring films, which starred Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal researchers Lorraine and Ed Warren, the story will be taken from the Warrens case files.

Apart from the Conjuring films, there have been three spin-offs in this franchise — AnnabelleAnnabelle: Creation, and The Nun. Both installments of Conjuring and Annabelle earned a total of $897 million. While Annabelle: Creation is slated to release on 11 August 2017, The Nun hits screens on 13 July, 2018.

While the plot of the film has not been made public, it will center on another paranormal investigation undertaken by investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

"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. 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]," producer Peter Safran said to Cinema Blend.

A release date is yet to be announced.

(With inputs from PTI)