As previously reported, Annabelle 2, the sequel to Conjuring spinoff Annabelle, has been moving ahead with casting under the watchful eye of David F. Sandberg (Lights Out). And now, filming has begun in Los Angeles with the full cast in tow, including; Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Lulu Wilson (Ouija 2), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (The Last Witch Hunter), and many more. The flick is being produced by the team behind The Conjuring 1 & 2 and Annabelle, Peter Safran and James Wan.
Anticipation is high, particularly considering Sandberg’s recent description of Annabelle 2 as “The Godfather II of creepy doll movies”.
As we previously reported, Gary Dauberman, who penned the screenplay for Annabelle, will be back to write the second installment. The original was made for a budget of $6.5 million but went on to take in a grand total of $246 million, worldwide.
Annabelle is a spinoff tale that builds upon the story of a possessed doll which was established in James Wan‘s super hit The Conjuring. The film tells the story of the Form family. A well-meaning husband thinks that he has found the ideal gift for his pregnant wife and unborn child–a vintage doll. But when the couple’s home is invaded by cult members, the expectant mother and her husband begin to notice that the cultists have left something behind and whatever it is appears to be living in the doll.
This follow-up effort will chronicle the plight of a doll maker and his wife, who take in a nun and a group of orphans some twenty years after the death of their own daughter. Naturally, the new house-guests attract the ire of one of the doll maker’s creations.
Annabelle 2 hits theaters on May 19th, 2017.