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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Writer Teases ‘Completely Different Movie’ Than the First Two

March 23, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The Conjuring franchise has done wonders for boosting the haunted house genre of horror, but the writer of the third film says it’s changing things up. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who scripted The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, took to his Twitter account to answer questions from a fan and confirmed that the new film will be “a completely different movie than the first two,” adding, “The franchise is expanding beyond the ‘haunted house’ formula.”

The news isn’t entirely suprising, to be fair. The new film is the first film in the main franchise to have a subtitle as opposed to a number signifying its sequel status, and also looks at a very different story as it is based on Ed and Lorraine Warren’s participation in the 1981 murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, which is believed to be the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect claimed demonic possession as a defense.

The film will be directed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) and stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and Sterling Jerins, all reprising their roles as the Warrens and their daughter Judy. Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard also star in the film which — barring coronavirus delays — will release in theaters on September 11th.