Filming on sequel The Nun 2 is underway as of this week, but The Conjuring Universe filmmaking team is already looking ahead. New Line is returning to the Warrens’ case files for The Conjuring 4.
THR reports that The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It scribe David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has been tapped to pen the new entry in the Conjuring series.
Also returning to produce are James Wan and Peter Safran, who have been behind every entry in the franchise so far.
The Conjuring films are based on the real-life case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, whose film counterparts are played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga respectively. Both are expected to return for this upcoming installment though no deals are currently in place.
Plot details and which case file The Conjuring 4 will follow remains under wraps at this time.
The news comes just over a year since the last entry, The Devil Made Me Do It, which opened at number one at the box office in 2021 and pushed the franchise to over $2 billion worldwide.
“The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.”
The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard. Its director, Michael Chaves, is currently in France working on The Nun 2.
Johnson-McGoldrick has a long history with Warner Bros., dating back to penning the script to the 2009 horror flick Orphan. He later wrote Red Riding Hood and Wrath of the Titans for the studio. The screenwriter more recently penned Aquaman and provided the story for Orphan: First Kill.
Stay tuned for details as they come.