‘Conjuring 2’ Spinoff ‘The Crooked Man’ in the Works

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New Line is expanding the Conjuring franchise with “The Crooked Man,” based on the malevolent character in “The Conjuring 2.”

Mike Van Waes has been hired to write “The Crooked Man,” based on a story by James Wan in his role as chief architect of what’s now called The Conjuring Universe. Wan and Peter Safran are producing.

The project is the fourth film spinoff from Wan’s 2013 hit “The Conjuring” — the others are “Annabelle,” “Annabelle: Creation” and “The Nun.”

The two “Conjuring” films and 2014’s “Annabelle” have combined to gross $897 million in box office worldwide. “Annabelle: Creation” opens Aug. 11 and “The Nun” opens on July 13, 2018.

“The Conjuring 2” deals with the 1977 case of demonic possession of an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe. New Line successfully spun off 2014’s “Annabelle” from the demonic doll in 2013’s “The Conjuring.” “Annabelle” was a massive hit with $256 million worldwide on a $6 million budget.

“The Nun” stars Demian Bichir as a priest, Taissa Farmiga as a nun and Bonnie Aarons, who is reprising her role as the malevolent nun from the second “Conjuring” movie. Corin Hardy is directing the movie.

The two “Conjuring” films starred Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal researchers Lorraine and Ed Warren. Earlier this year, New Line launched development of Van Waes horror movie set in the world of “The Wizard of Oz.” Van Waes is repped by CAA, Grandview and Bloom Hergott.

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  1. Dean Wirth says:

    Great idea
    Love the conjuring characters

  2. Nas says:

    Why? That was the least scary part of The Conjuring 2…

    • Chris says:

      For me, it was nearly the best one. Especially because they were so obviously inspired by The Babadook making this. But, in terms of the spin-off, The Crooked Man has a very great potential, because his spin-off might actually be more of a fantasy horror, than just a real-life horror. That’s it.

    • Dean Wirth says:

      I think differently it was the best part

  3. Shazam985 says:

    Isn’t the Nun and the Crooked Man the same entity?? Annabelle was a separate case for the Warrens so a spin off with her makes sense…. but in The Conjuring 2 there was only one demon that took the form of the Nun and the Crooked Man. So how can there be two different movies about the same demon?

    • Chris says:

      The fact is that even if Valak (the demon) took the forms of both The Nun and The Crooked Man in The Conjuring 2, doesn’t mean that this characters (or, in case of Nun, woman) couldn’t exist independently before or after him. If The Crooked Man was nothing without the demon using it as a manifestation, then why would Ed place in the secure room for all dangerous supernatural artifacts in the end of the movie? It speaks that it has more to it than just the demon’s mantle. Yes, the Nun was primary non-related person to Warren’s family, and was only used to scare Lorraine and question her faith. But in case of The Crooked Man, for which the spin-off is completely justified, he is a popular folklore character by himself, without any demon attached to him.

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