Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes, writers of The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, are ready to get creepy again with a whole new horror franchise. The two are developing an entire series of films set around LaLaurie Mansion, a house in New Orleans with a sordid history that may or may not be haunted (also: Nicolas Cage once lived there).
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Floria Sigismondi has directed some fantastic music throughout her illustrious career for The White Stripes, Leonard Cohen, Marilyn Manson, the late David Bowie, and more. The artist made her feature directorial debut back in 2010 with The Runaways, a familiar biopic made with some raw energy and style. Six years after her first movie and after directing episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale and the American Gods finale, Sigismondi has signed up to direct The Turning for Amblin Entertainment, based on author Henry James‘ novella The Turn Of The Screw.
Below, learn more about The Turning movie.
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If you were hoping for more family friendly Dwayne Johnson action movies, today is your lucky day. New Line Cinema has hired writers to do not one, but two sequels in the Journey to the Center of the Earth franchise, each of which will be headlined by Johnson. Chad and Carey Hayes, who co-wrote The Conjuring, have been brought on to write Journey 3 and Journey 4, sequels to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth and its 2012 follow-up Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Read More »
Briefly: Six months ago, who would have though James Wan’s The Conjuring would itself conjure not one, but two, follow-ups? A spin-off, Annabelle, is currently filming. Now Warner Bros. has set a prime October 23, 2015 release date for the direct sequel to the paranormal investigation film. Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes are writing and Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are now confirmed to return. There’s no word on the plot, but Lorraine Warren was again interviewed extensively as research. [ERCboxoffice and Variety]
New horror films often seem like a great way to beget a new franchise — there’s a rich tradition of horror film series, after all, and any company releasing horror into movie theaters is easily tempted by the sweet smell of franchise money.
And so The Conjuring, which has been the benificiary of rave reviews since debuting at the LA Film Festival and going into many preview and word of mouth screenings, is already looking locked for a sequel and possible franchise. James Wan‘s film doesn’t even open until Friday, so that’s a big vote of confidence in the movie.
Indeed, while I seemed to like The Conjuring less than many other viewers, the scares and hauntings within are very well done, and there’s rich potential for more stories in a similar mold. That’s because the movie is based on a case investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) who are perhaps best known for going on to chronicle the Amityville Horror. Read More »