The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist was reportedly green lit prior to The Conjuring even having hit theaters. New Line and Warner Brothers had faith in the picture very early on. And their confidence proved to be well warranted. The original Conjuring is one of the highest grossing horror films of all time. In fact, since the film’s release it has been classified as the fourth highest grossing horror film of all time. The story of Ed and Lorraine Warren struck a chord with audiences and their exploits will again take center stage in the 2015 sequel. The release date for the second film has been reported as October 23, 2015 but the studio is involved in a legal battle regarding licensing rights. So it will remain to be seen if that release date holds true.
The Conjuring 2 is set to explore a case that the Warrens handled involving two sisters in Enfield, England. The women were possessed by a very nasty wraith and experienced a variety of nasty consequences. Lorraine Warren has previously referenced this case as one of the most terrifying of her lengthy career as a demonologist.
The Conjuring 2 has not officially been assigned a director. But it has been revealed that James Wan will not be reprising his role as director in the sequel. Wan recently made a statement saying that he is through with horror films for a while. It will be very interesting to see who is tapped to direct the second installment. Wan proved to be a master at creating atmosphere and bringing the Warren’s story to life in the first film. In less capable hands, the picture could have just as easily fallen apart. So the selection of a director for The Conjuring 2 will be a very crucial decision. Though Wan is not returning to helm the second installment, New Line has reported that Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) and Patrick Wilson (Insidious) will be reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.