The Conjuring could get a sequel if the horror flick does strong business over the weekend.
Insidious director James Wan’s supernatural outing is slated to arrive in theaters on Friday (July 19). Since the film tested strongly with audiences ahead of its release, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are already considering a follow-up.
Based on the real-life experiences of Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring follows the couple’s encounter with a dangerous supernatural entity inside a secluded farmhouse. The Warren’s work also inspired such notable motion pictures as The Amityville Horror and The Haunting in Connecticut.
New Line president Toby Emmerich told Moviefone that the studio is interested in possibly putting together a franchise based on the couple’s otherworldly adventures.
“We have Lorraine’s permission and support, and we are working on developing another film. Horror is very much a part of the DNA of New Line. This is as good a horror movie as we’ve ever made,” Emmerich explained.
According to Cinema Blend, The Conjuring star Patrick Wilson said that he’s definitely down for another turn as Ed Warren. Should the studio move forward with a sequel, the Hard Candy star plans to be a part of it.
“I don’t know who else would play him now. Vera and I wouldn’t have signed on for one not knowing that they didn’t want to do more. That’s just the nature of the beast,” Wilson recently told the website.
Those who venture out into theaters this weekend could be in for a treat. The Inquisitr previously reported that The Conjuring received its R-rating simply because the MPAA found the flick to be “too scary.”
“When we sent it into the board they gave us the R-rating. When we asked them why they basically said, ‘It’s just so scary. [There are] no specific scenes or tone you could take out to get it PG-13,” executive producer Walter Hamada explained earlier this year.
Here’s the trailer for James Wan’s latest horror flick.
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