'Annabelle' to return with third film next year

Published: April 30, 2018
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LOS ANGELES: The raggedy doll will be back to haunt people as the third part of Annabelle movie is in the works.

New Line is expanding the profitable The Conjuring universe with a third Annabelle movie that will open on July 3, 2019, reports Variety.

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Gary Dauberman, who has written the scripts for two demon doll movies, will make his directorial debut on the untitled Annabelle project. He is also writing its script.

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James Wan’s Atomic Monster and the Peter Safran Company will produce the project. The four movies in the Conjuring universe – which includes the two Annabelle titles – have generated more than $1.1 billlion worldwide. The fifth Conjuring universe film The Nun will open on September 7.

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Dauberman also wrote the script for The Nun with Wan and is one of the three writers with screenplay credits on horror blockbuster It and next year’s sequel It: Chapter 2.

After the letdowns that were ‘The Conjuring 2’ and ‘Annabelle’, will ‘Annabelle: Creation’ be any different?

The porcelain doll was a key component of The Conjuring, inspired by a story told by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens were portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

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