James Wan Shares First Peek at Annabelle Comes Home
Before he was the man who brought Aquaman to the big screen, James Wan was already making waves with his films. He is the driving creative force behind the deliciously creep Conjuring universe. One member of that universe is the doll Annabelle, who first appeared in Wan’s 2013 Conjuring and then in her own film—a prequel—in 2014. Now Wan’s creation is getting her third film. Annabelle Comes Home. For the first time, this Conjuring spin-off boasts parts for the demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), the two stars of the original Conjuring franchise. Wan has returned to the series as co-writer and producer. Annabelle Comes Home‘s director is Gary Dauberman, one of the writers behind Andy Muschietti’s gangbusters remake of It, as well as 2017’s Annabelle: Creation and last year’s The Nun.
Wan shared this image from the film on his Instagram feed. There’s good old Annabelle, perched amongst a host of other cursed objects in the Warrens’ home. Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation concerned themselves with the titular doll’s supernatural life before the Warrens got her. Annabelle Comes Home will be focused on the demonic doll’s life after the Warrens have locked her away. We’re guessing she won’t stay locked up for long, however.
The Warrens’ daughter Judy (Mckenna Grace) is the focus here. She has the unfortunate privilege of becoming Annabelle’s latest target. Pray for Judy, but also her two babysitters, played by Madison Iseman and Katie Sarife. Okay, first ask yourself why Judy needs two babysitters, then pray for them.
Annabelle Comes Home is due in theaters on June 28, 2019.
Featured image: Caption: The Annabelle doll in New Line Cinema’s horror film “ANNABELLE COMES HOME,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.