James Wan to direct horror sequel in London
Hotter than hot Australian director James Wan, whose Fast & Furious 7 has just raked in over $1.5bn worldwide, is preparing for an autumn shoot in London and Los Angeles on the sequel to The Conjuring.
The Conjuring II: The Enfield Poltergeist is a follow up to his 2013 supernatural chiller, and will once again star Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the Warrens, paranormal investigators and reporters of the prominent cases of hauntings.
An open casting call has gone out for child actors for the feature, which comes from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema; producers include Peter Safran.
It centres on the real life case of terrifying events in the late 1970s in a house in Brimsdown, north London – reports of furniture moving on its own, knocking sounds in walls and levitation of children. The case was also recently the subject of a major TV drama, The Enfield Haunting, made by London-based production company Eleven Film and shown on Sky Living in the UK.
The news comes as Wan has also signed on to direct Warner Bros.’ Aquaman, based on the DC Comics character. That one is not due for release until 2018, so there should be plenty of time for Wan to work on some more blockbusters in the meantime, such as Sony's Robotech, which the director has also now boarded.
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