New Line Cinema’s ‘The Conjuring 2’ Moved for 2016 Release

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
New Line Cinema’s ‘The Conjuring 2’ Moved for 2016 Release

Initially set for release by April of next year, New Line Cinema decided to push back the release date of the horror sequel “The Conjuring 2” for a 2016 release. Read on to know more about the details.

Horror movies do not usually get a good slot in the box office standings because of the limited audience R-rated movies get. However, there are some that were able to cross such line successfully, and just recently, “The Conjuring” made its way to the worldwide box office when it grossed over $318 million from their $20 million movie budget. Its sequel was originally planned to premiere by October 2015. However, because of some minor legal issues and schedule conflicts, New Line Cinema made the decision to push the opening back for another year.


According to Screen Rant, “The Conjuring 2” cast and crew will be made up in majority by the previous installment’s on-screen cast and production crew. Its storyline will be based on the screenplay created by previous “The Conjuring” playwrights Carey and Chad Hayes. The Warrens, who were portrayed by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, will also be reprising their roles for the installment as well.

At first, the original helmsman, James Wan, wasn’t sure to be reprising his position as the director. However, Deadline just recently reported that he will be back to direct the next installment once he is done with the promotions for next year’s “Fast and Furious 7.” New Line Cinema was not quick to let the talented helmsman go, so they made further efforts to have him sign on for the film’s installment.

“We had a great experience with James on The Conjuring, and we give him a lot of credit for that movie working so well,” said Toby Emmerich, the New Line president/COO, on Deadline. “He worked on the screenplay and came to the table with very inventive things that were not in the script and cast it fantastically well. Add to that his work in producing Annabelle, and he is one of the masters of the genre and we’re happy to have him. You go through the list of possible directors of The Conjuring sequel, and his is the name you stop at, which is why we tried so hard to make this work.”

In light of the film’s change of release date, New Line Cinema just couldn’t leave the slated date unused. Based on HitFix’s report, speculations are suggesting that horror film contenders “Crawlspace,” starring Michael Vartan, and “Superstition,” from writer/director duo Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing, are looking to fill the horrific film spot.

In the meantime, “The Conjuring’s” spin-off that tells the story of the origin of the haunted doll, “Annabelle,” has been getting positive feedback from viewers with the way it’s able to accumulate about $167 million on a worldwide scale.   

That concludes our scoop about “The Conjuring 2.” Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.

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