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"The Conjuring 4" Will Be Final Entry In Main Franchise

Sat 10 Feb 2024 | 02:43 PM
The Conjuring
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Michael Chaves, who helmed the previous installment, 2021’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and 2023’s spinoff The Nun II, has been tapped to direct the fourth and final outing in The Conjuring franchise. 

The project, which is currently under the simple title of "The Conjuring 4", has been in the works since early last year. 

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the third installment with franchise creator James Wan, penned the screenplay. Wan is producing with Peter Safran.

Plot details are being kept six feet under but once again supernatural investigators Ed and Lorrain Warren will face creaky doors, shadows in the windows, inverted crosses, and a demonic possession or two. 

Stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are expected to return and the feature is eyeing a summer shoot in Atlanta.

"The Conjuring", made for just $20 million, became a runaway hit when released in 2013, grossing almost $320 million worldwide. 

Since then, New Line has carefully laid out a Conjuring universe of movies, with sequels, prequels, and spinoffs. All combined, the movies, made with modest budgets, have generated over $2.1 billion at the box office. Nun II, released Sept. 8, grossed just shy of $270 million worldwide.

Chaves was discovered by Wan and his Atomic Monster execs off of his award-winning horror short "The Maiden", which got into the New Line door with his feature directorial debut, 2019’s "The Curse of La Llorona". 

The movie performed well and his work impressed, which led to Wan handing him the keys to the Conjuring franchise with "Devil Made Me Do It". He then moved to "Nun II".