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Director Found For The Conjuring 3, James Wan Still Actively Involved

October 4, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that James Wan is stepping down as the director of The Conjuring 3 and The Curse of La Llorona director Michael Chaves is taking over. Wan will still be involved as a producer through Atomic Monster and will take on a “godfather” role for the film. Peter Safran and Safran Company will also produce. Wan discovered Chaves after his horror short The Maiden, which won awards and got him the job on La Llorona. That film opens on April 19, 2019.

Wan said: “While working closely with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, I got to know him as a filmmaker. Chaves’ ability to bring emotion to a story, and his understanding of mood and scares, make him a perfect fit to direct the next Conjuring film. I’m excited to be back as producer and continue with Vera and Patrick on the next supernatural adventure of the Warrens.

David Leslie Johnson will write the script, which will once again focus on Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga).

Chaves added: “I am a huge fan of the Conjuring films. The movies are the rare combination that delivers both tremendous heart and awesome scares. It is both a total thrill and absolute honor to be working with James and the gang at New Line again.