James Wan may have sent Universal’s Fast and Furious juggernaut careering into the fabled billion-dollar club earlier this year, but the filmmaker is taking a firm step back from ten-second cars and the blockbuster scene in general to helm The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist. With production now well underway on the director’s horror sequel – given the spiritual go-ahead after a priest was drafted in to bless the set – Wan has taken to Twitter to share a photo from the set.
Heralding the return of the Warrens – played once again by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson – the photo is more of a behind-the-scenes peak at the New Line set, rather than a teaser of the actual plot. Still, any indication that Wan is returning to his horror roots gets two thumbs up in our book. The second photo is lifted from Farmiga’s own Twitter, captioned ‘Gholbusters.’ When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna’ call?
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) October 7, 2015
— Vera Farmiga (@VeraFarmiga) October 6, 2015
As for the actual plot of The Enfield Poltergeist, the caption alone is enough to narrow the search down to a mysterious demonic event that took place in England during the late ’70s. It was here that, allegedly, bumps in the night soon led to a young girl becoming possessed, offering up fertile ground for Wan and his writing team to explore.
Whereas last year’s spinoff Annabelle placed the spotlight on the film’s spine-chilling doll, The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist is the bona fide sequel fans have been pining for. Having Farmiga and Wilson return as real-life paranormal investigators is certainly a major coup for New Line, and the studio will be eager to outpace the $300 million box office haul pulled in by the original scarefest.
Expect James Wan to serve up yet another blast of nightmare fuel when The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist slithers into theaters on June 10, 2016