The Conjuring 3 which is expected to begin production this summer has received a fall 2020 release date.
During the Cinema Con presentation, Warner Bros.revealed that The Conjuring 3 will be arriving in theatres on September 11th, 2020.
The film will be arriving four years after the release of The Conjuring 2, making the longest gap in between entries.
With filming already initiated in the summer of 2019 in Atlanta, the film has wrapped the production just in time to begin promoting its due release.
The Conjuring universe super fans should mark their calendars as this is now the new release schedule.
Conjuring 3: Expected Plot
The series focuses on the real-life paranormal investigators’ Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Audiences were first introduced to Warren’s terrifying cases with 2013’s The Conjuring which was regarded as the scariest movie the year upon its release.
James Wan directed the first two entries but Michael Chaves will be helming the upcoming third installment.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will both be returning to reprise their respective roles as Ed and Lorraine warren.
A specific synopsis has not been released but The Conjuring 3 will focus on a murder trial where demonic possession was used as a legal defense.
The Conjuring 3: What We Know About It So Far?
Part of what makes The Conjuring series so satisfying is that the stories are loosely based on actual cases investigated by two of the most famous demonologists in history.
The Conjuring 3 finds its inspiration in another famous criminal case, but it’s exploring a new genre.
Unlike the first two films directed by James Wan, the third won’t be a haunted house story.
Instead, it’s shaping up to be a courtroom drama following the trial of Arne Cheyanne Johnson, the first killer to claim demonic possession as a legal defense in the US.
Johnson claimed that demonic spirits had entered its body following an attempted exorcism of 11-year-old David Glatzel, the tormented younger brother of his girlfriend Debbie.
As it was these same demons, Johnson claimed, who fatally stabbed his landlord, Alan Bono, on February 16th, 1981.
Debbie, who witnessed the stabbing, backed her boyfriend’s story up in court. Debbie wasn’t the only one supporting his paranormal defense.
Debbie and David’s mother, Judy, was so convinced the devil was responsible, she hired Ed and Lorraine Warren to help.
The Conjuring 3: Cast
Not much is known regarding the cast of the movie but the update should become more frequent as production nears.
Do you know Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga have played Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring universe fives times since 2013? In all three conjuring films, as well as The Nun and Annabelle Comes Home.
You may recall The Conjuring 2 was set in 1977, so it will be interesting to see what the four-year gap represents in the life of this married couple.
Jullian Hilliard, who you will remember as Young Like in The Haunting of Hill House, will be playing David Glatzel.
Irish actor Ruairi O’ Connor who plays Henry VIII in The Spanish Princess series on Starz, is playing the role of Arne Johnson, the killer.
Conjuring 3: Director James Wan to be replaced?
The horror franchise has been a massive hit with fans since its inception in 2013. A lot of that can be credited towards conveyance of tone and genuine terror.
‘The Devil Made Me Do It’ is the first film in The Conjuring series that will not be directed by James Wan. The prolific filmmaker will be producing but is turning over the directing reins to Michael Chaves.
Chaves is a familiar face in The Conjuring universe. He was also behind The Curse of La Lorana 2019.
Whether or not Chaves can fill the void left by Wan will be up for the fans to decide., so moviegoers will get to see what he has to offer.