THE CONJURING franchise is quite a strange beast. What started out as an old-school haunted house horror film by James Wan, based upon the real life exploits of Ed & Lorraine Warren has expanded into New Line Cinema’s own little “shared” universe, something that other studio franchises are so desperately trying to make happen. And yet, the CONJURING sequel, ANNABELLE and the upcoming THE NUN all feel like they organically grew out of this series. Another potential spinoff that’s been long rumored is one focusing on “The Crooked Man,” introduced in THE CONJURING 2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, its not just a rumor anymore. It’s happening!
The trade states that “Mike Van Waes has been hired to pen the script from a story by James Wan, who serves as the chief architect of the Conjuring universe. Wan and Peter Safran are producing The Crooked Man, the next chapter in this growing universe.”
The Crooked Man character is based on an English nursery rhyme: “There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile. /He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. /He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. /And they all lived together in a little crooked house.”
We’re a whiles off before THE CROOKED MAN hits theaters, but up next is ANNABELLE: CREATION, which opens in theaters August 11th. THE NUN is slated to hit the big screen on July 13th, 2018.