Made on a shoestring budget, but grossing nearly $100 million worldwide,
was one of the most profitable films of 2011, so it should come as no surprise that New Line have moved to reunite its director and star for new horror,
Patrick Wilson, one of the increasingly desperate parents in the aforementioned saga of demonic possession, will re-team with director James Wan and new addition Vera Farmiga to play… another married couple stalked by demons.
At least this time their characters should know what they’re in for, being that they make their living as demonologists. However, when they take on a case at a Rhode Island farmhouse, they find themselves tangling with a power the like of which they’ve never encountered before.
Boasting a script from House Of Wax duo Chad and Carey Hayes, the film is based upon the real-life account of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, and their visit to the Perron family in the ’70s. Expect a “based on true events” tag slapped all over it then…
Although it might not sound like anything new, Farmiga and Wilson are never anything less than watchable, and Wan was at the helm for the first (and best) of the Saw movies, so we’ll be watching how this one develops with interest. The Conjuring is expected to arrive at some point in 2013.