sequel bits practical magic

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Evan Rachel Wood would be down for a Practical Magic sequel, if anyone wants to make that happen.
  • Annabelle 3 adds Katie Sarife in a leading role.
  • Chris Hemsworth announces the Men In Black reboot has wrapped.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production likely delayed for two years.
  • J.K. Rowling has all of the Fantastic Beasts sequels mapped out already, she swears.

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Upcoming New Line Horror Movies

After dominating the box office last month with the release of The Nun, as well as the huge release of IT in 2017, it should come as no surprise that Warner Bros. and their New Line Cinema arm are eager to keep staking out the early September release window for the next few years.

Warner Bros. and New Line have announced the arrival of two more horror movies for the post-Labor Day weekends in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Which movies are they? Get details on the upcoming New Line horror movies below. Read More »

The Conjuring 3 director

James Wan is handing over directing duties on the main Conjuring films to Michael Chaves, director of the upcoming horror film The Curse of La Llorona. Wan, who has Aquaman hitting theaters at the end of the year, will continue to serve as a producer on the Conjuring movies, while Chaves becomes the official The Conjuring 3 director.

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The Nun Box Office

We’re just one weekend into September, but audiences seem hungry for some Halloween scares with The Conjuring spin-off The Nun topping the box office with a huge debut.

Despite having a 28% at Rotten Tomatoes, the horror crowd couldn’t help but be curious about the demon Valak this weekend. The Nun rounded up $53.3 million from 3,876 locations, landing the best debut in the entire Conjuring franchise, surpassing the previous placeholder of the original The Conjuring, which earned $41.8 for its opening weekend back in 2013. And that’s not the only milestone The Nun scared up for the horror franchise. Read More »

The Conjuring Honest Trailer

The Conjuring franchise from director and producer James Wan has been the starting point for horror spin-offs like Annabelle and The Nun (in theaters this weekend). And while the movies undoubtedly paint a scary picture, The Conjuring Honest Trailer points out that it’s hard to feel sorry for the families at the center of these stories when they obviously didn’t do the legwork to make sure the new houses they moved into didn’t have any serious problems, like ghosts, demons, possessed items or strange deaths. Read More »

the nun featurette

When The Conjuring was released in 2013, few people expected it to launch a whole cinematic universe with its own mythology and crossover characters. A sequel or two, maybe, as hit horror films are expected to make. But one that could rival the superhero universes? Blasphemy.

But eight years later and we’re four films into a Conjuring cinematic universe, with even more to come in the future. And the latest The Nun featurette takes us back to the beginning.

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The Nun Box Office Tracking

The Nun is about to jump out of the darkness and scream right into your ear-holes. And audiences are really excited – so much so that they’re going to help turn the latest Conjuring universe entry into a big hit. Early The Nun box office tracking indicates the fright film is headed to a strong opening weekend.

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James Wan

While director James Wan has been quite busy at the helm of Aquaman for Warner Bros. Pictures, he’s also still in charge of shepherding the constantly growing horror universe of The Conjuring. But he took another role behind the scenes of the upcoming The Conjuring 2 spin-off The Nun.

Director Corin Hardy revealed that James Wan took the time to be the second unit director on The Nun for part of the production. Find out what the filmmaker was recruited to shoot below. Read More »

annabelle 3

You can’t keep a good killer doll down, and Annabelle is coming back for round three. First introduced in The Conjuring and given her own prequel in 2014’s Annabelle and a prequel to the prequel in 2017’s Annabelle Creation, the cursed doll is finally moving to the future in her third outing. And Gary Dauberman, a writer and producer with plenty of experience in bringing the Conjuring universe to life, will make his debut behind the camera.

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

San Diego Comic-Con International 2018 hadn’t even officially begun when Warner Bros. and New Line kicked off the festivities with their “ScareDiego” showcase. A sequel to last year’s event, which debuted footage from It and Annabelle Creation, ScareDiego exists to tease upcoming horror films being released under the New Line banner. This year’s edition saw a few heavy-hitters reveal footage: It Chapter 2 and the Conjuring spin-off The Nun. It also debuted the first footage from The Curse of La Llorona, a new horror film hitting theaters next year.

Here’s everything you need to know about the footage we saw.

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