Though one of their case subjects, the possessed doll Annabelle, haunted theaters last month, Ed and Lorraine Warren are currently in between pictures, but their return is highty anticipated, especially after it was revealed that James Wan will helm New Line Cinema's follow-up to 2013's The Conjuring. Originally slated for an October 23rd release, the sequel has taken a new spot on the calendar.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Warner Bros. will release The Conjuring 2 on June 10th, 2016. It's also believed that the sequel could have the title, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, referring to the supernatural activity that supposedly occurred in real life at a council house in the north London suburb of Enfield during 1977 – 1979. The house was rented by Peggy Hodgson, a single mother raising four children at the time: Margaret (12), Janet (11), Johnny (10), and Billy (7).

Moving furniture, levitating kids, demonic possession, and a ghost's communication through Janet all supposedly took place within the home's walls, prompting real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to pay the Hodgson family a visit. Official confirmation for the subtitle has yet to be made, however, so it's not yet known if The Conjuring sequel will have an England backdrop.

What is known is that James Wan will return to direct off a screenplay by twin brothers Chad and Carey Hayes, the duo who penned the first film. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren, respectively, with shooting scheduled to begin early next summer.

On its June 10th, 2016 release date, The Conjuring 2 will go up against another sequel at the box office: Lionsgate's star-studded magician thriller, Now You See Me 2, as well as Sony's Naughty Dog video game adaptation, Uncharted. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements regarding The Conjuring 2.

Source: THR
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