James Wan Entertains the Idea of a Werewolf CONJURING Sequel
James Wan once again terrified audiences with his latest horror film The Conjuring 2. I’ve seen the movie twice already, and I’ve had a blast watching it each time. The second time I saw it there was a guy sitting next to me who pulled his hat down over his eyes during the climax of the film and started praying! It was hilarious! One of my favorite things about going to the theater to watch horror films is enjoying the reactions of the audience members.
There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll see a third film in the franchise as Ed and Lorraine Warren have a ton of case files to choose from. One of those experiences is recounted in Ed Warren’s 1991 book, Werewolf: A True Story of Demonic Possession. There’s no word on if Warner Bros. has the rights to that story, but Wan is definitely on board to develop a movie out of it if that’s the direction that he and the studio want to take it. During an interview with CinemaBlend, Wan was asked about the idea of a using a werewolf in the sequel, and his eye’s lit up as he said:
“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. That would be awesome. Thank you! [laughter]”
That would be pretty damn cool! Why the hell not tell that story!? If you’re not familiar with it, here’s the description from the book:
The legend of the werewolf is as old as man himself. From Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world's most famous demonologists, comes perhaps their most incredible and horrifying case: the true story of William Ramsey, whose bizarre seizures terrified the English town of Southend-on-Sea. Believing Ramsey to be a victim of demonic possession, the Warrens arranged for the rite of exorcism to be performed. Not since the exorcist shocked the nation has there been such a such a horrifying account of a supernatural battle between good and evil within the soul of one human.
This is just one of a ton of other supernatural cases that the Warrens were involved with. Wan goes on to reveal that the studio and the writers have a top 20 or 30 stories that they want to tell.
“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.”
This werewolf demon story could be one of those or not. One thing is for sure, no matter what it is, I can’t wait to see what the next film will entail.