'The Conjuring 3': James Wan Talks Plot, Hints Threequel Will Be A Werewolf Flick

Dustin Kemp

James Wan, director or the first and second Conjuring films, recently sat down with IGN to discuss ideas for The Conjuring 3, and he revealed that he does have a specific concept in mind. Hint: the new concept may be more phantasmical than what The Conjuring fans are used to.

"They do have a lot of stories so I think, organically, if we're lucky enough to tell future chapters, there's a lot of stuff we could be pulling from," said Wan.

Wan told Cinema Blend that what with the massive success of The Conjuring 2, which was released less than a month ago but already looks to be a classic horror flick, ideas have been flying around as to which of the case files the next Conjuring installment might tackle.

"They have a lot of cases. I'm not sitting there sifting through every single one, but I think, you know, between the writers and the studio, I think they have a short list of their favorite, like basically the top 20 or 30 of the Warren's favorite cases."

"I do have something specific but I'm not going to say it. But I will say this – I do think Conjuring 1 and 2 are both set in the 70s, I think Conjuring 3 has got to be set in the 80s," Wan teased.

"Maybe we can go and do it like a classic American Werewolf in London style. That would be awesome! The Warrens set against the backdrop of The Hound of Baskerville."

Even his proposed location - London - lines up. The cliched nature of the British set pieces was one of the few common criticisms of The Conjuring 2 and some more research into the matter would likely need to be done this time around, but many critics also thought that the English setting was also fresh and original, adding a bit of gravitas to the film.

The first Conjuring film focused on a haunting that occurred in a Rhode Island household in 1970, and The Conjuring 2 is based on paranormal activity that dogged a family living in Enfield, a suburb of London, in 1977. Both were great stories that lent themselves well to the screen, but they both followed the path of a traditional demonic possession-exorcism film in terms of the types of spooky activity displayed.

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