We’re very happy to report that our favourite director – James Wan – will be returning to The Conjuring horror franchise! He’s officially set to direct The Conjuring 2 for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. Horror director extraordinaire James Wan is still the man in saddle when it comes to horror movies, and we’re happy that he’s still interested in The Conjuring franchise.

The Conjuring 2 was originally supposed to be released on October 23rd, 2015, but the studio moved it to 2016 so that Wan had time to promote his Fast & Furious 7 movie. New Line president/COO Toby Emmerich had this to say in a statement:

“We had a great experience with James on The Conjuring, and we give him a lot of credit for that movie working so well. He worked on the screenplay and came to the table with very inventive things that were not in the script and cast it fantastically well. Add to that his work in producing Annabelle, and he is one of the masters of the genre and we’re happy to have him. You go through the list of possible directors of The Conjuring sequel, and his is the name you stop at, which is why we tried so hard to make this work.”

Wan Added:

“It was during the editing of Fast & Furious 7 that my brain started sparking ideas for The Conjuring sequel. Taking a break from horror has allowed me to be creatively rejuvenated. I’m excited to tell the story of the next case-file of Ed & Lorraine Warren and expand on this world we’ve created.”

There’s still no confirmation on the storyline for The Conjuring 2, or if the Warren’s will reprise their roles.