When a low-key budget horror movie costs $20m to make and manages to rake back box office takings worth $318m you can be sure that the movie studio backing that project will want to milk that wonderfully bloated cash cow some more
Hence now we have the Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, a straight sequel to the unbelievably successful first movie released in 2013. Judging from the trailer the sequel looks to contain the same creepy, retro 70s feel the original had with Vera Farmiga returning as Lorraine Warren and Patrick Wilson reprising his role as her husband Ed Warren. The married, paranormal investigators, travel this time across the pond to Blighty, so they can investigate the now infamous Enfield Poltergeist case.
Director James Wan once again takes over directorial duties and recently spoke about wanting to return to direct the sequel. He said:
“I’ve been working very heavily on the script, and the idea of continuing the saga of Ed and Lorraine Warren is actually very exciting. So the idea of going back to kind of nurture my baby that I created is part of the reason why I’m going back to do The Conjuring 2.”
It appears Warner Brothers have big hopes for this sequel cancelling its original release date of October last year to June of this year. Placing it right in amongst the rest of the summer blockbusters.
The Conjuring 2 is set for release on June 10th, 2016.