‘The Conjuring 2’ Set To Scare in June 2016

A couple months ago, we reported that The Conjuring 2 was moving to an undisclosed time in 2016 from an Oct. 25, 2015 release date. The reasoning behind that shift was a lawsuit holding up the production and director James Wan remaining one of the busiest people working in Hollywood. After finishing up on Furious 7, Wan seems to be shifting his focus directly back to the sequel to his 2013 horror mega-hit. Now, we’re getting news from Deadline that The Conjuring 2 has officially moved to June 10, 2016. No official casting news has been released but Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who played ghost hunters Ed & Lorraine Warren in the first film, are expected to return.

Everyone rejoice! A sequel to a really decent horror film is not being lost under superhero films and action/adventure epics! The Conjuring 2 does have some major competition at the box office in June of 2016, though. Disney’s animated sequel Finding Dory, Seth Rogen’s raunchy cartoon Sausage Party, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Independence Day 2, and Universal’s The Mummy reboot all surround the little horror sequel that could. On June 10, Now You See Me 2 and Uncharted (the Sony video game adaptation) may cast a big box office shadow over the horror sequel as well. The first Conjuring was made for $20 million and made over $300 million worldwide. I don’t expect a much higher one for the sequel, so the risk Warner Bros. is taking is still very low.

Sam Cohen
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