The Conjuring 2
The soon-to-be-released horror film The Conjuring, from Saw and Insidious director James Wan has created quite the buzz, racking up rave reviews after its debut at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. Already being lauded as the most terrifying studio horror film in years, in the quickly growing trend of late, New Line have jumped on the bandwagon confirming that the movie has already been locked for at least a sequel.
The Conjuring is based on a case the real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren researched, and New Line’s intention is for the next film to draw on their case files for more juicy material (the pair’s cases already inspired films such as The Amityville Horror and The Haunting in Connecticut), New Line president Toby Emmerich confirmed this stating they had already gained permission from Lorraine Warren to go ahead with a sequel.
No news of Wan coming back to direct and it certainly isn’t looking too feasible right now, particularly given his current involvement in Fast and Furious 7, but the original scribes, Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes, are expected to pen the sequel.
With his work on Oblivion completed, director Joseph Kosinski‘s is all set to take on two more same genre projects: Tron 3 and Disney’s The Black Hole revamp.
Kosinski has confirmed that both of these projects are currently in the writing stages with The Black Hole being adapted by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Darkest Hour) whilst, lesser know scribe, Jesse Wigutow, is tackling Tron.
The director went on to suggest that the Tron follow-up would carry on pretty much from where Legacy left off, expanding on the idea “in a really exciting way.”
Whilst no release date has been announced yet, it is expected that Garrett Hedlund will reprise the lead role as Sam Flynn.
Dumb and Dumber To
Whilst Dumb and Dumber To was swiftly saved by Universal and Red Granite recently, a spanner has been thrown into the works yest again. Production company Red Granite has taken it upon themselves to sue the original Dumb and Dumber producers Steve Stabler and Brad Krevoy to keep them well and truly out of the sequel mix.
Why? According to the company, Stabler and Krevoy threatened to take legal action unless they were credited as producers for the sequel. Despite the lawsuit, for the moment it looks like pre-production will still commence next week. We’ll keep you informed should these plans change at all.
We’ll leave you with a featurette providing an in-depth look at the aforementioned inspiration for The Conjuring, Lorraine Warren, as played by Vera Farmiga in the film. The Conjuring will be scaring UK audiences this August 2nd.