THE CONJURING 2 – James Wan Back in Director’s Chair

Filmmaker returning to the horror genre…

Multiple outlets are reporting that director James Wan (‘Fast & Furious 7,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘Saw’) is stepping back behind the camera to direct a sequel to his surprise hit horror ‘The Conjuring.’

Released last year, the first film tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

“It was during the editing of ‘Fast & Furious 7’ that my brain started sparking ideas for The Conjuring sequel,” Wan told Deadline. “Taking a break from horror has allowed me to be creatively rejuvenated. I’m excited to tell the story of the next case-file of Ed & Lorraine Warren and expand on this world we’ve created.”

Wan was a hands-on producer on ‘Annabelle,’ the recent spin-off which was shot for just $6.5 million. The film has grossed $166 million worldwide in the three weeks since its release.