Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
2014’s Annabelle was no great shakes, trading the artfully crafted tension and atmosphere of The Conjuring for cheap scares lifted from other, better movies. But it did make a lot of money: $256 million, to be precise, which is all the more impressive when you realize it cost just $6.5 million to make. So of course there was going to be a sequel.
Annabelle 2 is directed by Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg, who just made his feature film debut with Lights Out. Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, and Stephanie Sigman star in the horror sequel, which has just revealed its first promo. Watch the Annabelle 2 teaser trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
We had a one-on-one interview with MacGyver pilot director and executive producer James Wan and showrunner Peter Lenkov before their Television Critics Association panel. In the time between the interview and panel, news broke that the villain of Wan’s Aquaman movie would be Black Manta. After the panel, I asked Wan about choosing Black Manta for the villain.
“I want to know where Wrap got that piece of news from,” Wan laughed. “Come on, I can’t talk about this.” Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
As one of the people who unapologetically enjoyed 2014’s Annabelle, I welcomed the news of a sequel with open arms. The original film is stylish, spooky, and yes, occasionally silly. It was a ton of fun and I stand by that assessment, Rotten Tomatoes score be damned! Yesterday, Warner Bros. announced that Annabelle 2 will hit theaters on May 19, 2017 and today, it’s been revealed that director David F. Sandberg has been recruited to helm the sequel.
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Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Annabelle was a pretty solid little horror movie whose greatest sin was being a spin-off of the far superior The Conjuring. It was also a massive hit, grossing $256 million worldwide against a budget of only $6.5 million. The fact that we’re getting news of a sequel now and not a year ago is shocking. The horror genre, after all, is no stranger to franchises that move at the speed of light and milk the goodwill of fans the world over. So congratulations on not being that, Annabelle 2.
For everything we know so far about the next adventure of that demonic doll, hit the jump.
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New Line had planned a Conjuring sequel for October 2015, but that plan has changed. Just weeks after the Conjuring spin-off Annabelle opened in the US, New Line has pulled The Conjuring 2 off the 3015 schedule, pushing it into 2016. The studio will still use that date for horror, and will release a different, as-yet untitled horror movie on the old Conjuring 2 date. Could this have anything to do with the good reception for Annabelle, which technically exists in the same series, but was a lot cheaper to make? Read More »
This past weekend, it took every dollar and cent for David Fincher’s latest to beat Annabelle. A prequel to last year’s hit horror film The Conjuring, Annabelle tells the story of the evil doll seen briefly in The Conjuring. Evil dolls are not a new thing though. Just today, the creator of Chucky said he’d love his creation to appear in a showdown with Annabelle. Now, a clever video has hit the net that takes the idea of Annabelle and mashes it with a very unlikely bedfellow: Pixar’s Toy Story. Watch the funny trailer for the Toy Story Annabelle film, Woody. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Simply by virtue of being an evil doll, Annabelle from Annabelle can’t help but inspire comparisons to the most famous evil doll of them all: Chucky from Child’s Play. But Chucky creator Don Mancini doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he hopes to see the two freaky toys join forces someday, if all the legal issues can be sorted out.
Hit the jump to read Mancini’s thoughts on a potential Chucky Annabelle crossover.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Laika isn’t making a sequel to The Boxtrolls, because it just doesn’t want to. Which is not something we hear a lot around these parts. Also after the jump:
- Check out concept art from the Maze Runner follow-up
- The Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 script is in…
- … but no one’s called Jeremy Renner about it yet
- Michael K. Williams plans to return for The Purge 3
- Night at the Museum 3 gets an Escher-inspired poster
- Here’s how you can win a spot in Magic Mike XXL
- Robert Forster will be back for Better Call Saul
- The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle reveals more pics
- The original I Spit On Your Grave is getting a sequel
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Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sequels, spinoffs, and reboots aplenty after the jump.
- Samurai Cop 2 is happening with Tommy Wiseau
- Caity Lotz will return for The Pact 2
- Mark Ruffalo offers a Now You See Me 2 update
- The third Sharknado will hit Washington DC
- Ghostbusters producer Joe Medjuck talks threequel
- Woman in Black 2 will open in January 2015
- Watch another Drumline: A New Beat preview
- See another trailer for the Veronica Mars spinoff
- Conjuring spinoff Annabelle gets a creepy TV spot
- Get your first look at Transporter Legacy
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Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
The creepy doll Annabelle was only a small part of The Conjuring, but she sure made an impression. Enough so that New Line decided to give her her own spinoff.
The new Annabelle trailer picks up around where the old one left off. Following the vicious attack on their home, John (Ward Horton) and Mia (Annabelle Wallis) have pulled themselves back together. However, awful things keep happening. Hit the jump for the new Annabelle trailer.
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