James Wan Says THE CROOKED MAN Film Will Be a Dark Whimsical Fairytale and He's Not Rushing THE CONJURING 3
I'm such a huge fan of The Conjuring films. It's just such a great horror movie franchise and I'm excited for all the spinoff films that are coming. The weekend we have Annabelle: Creation coming out, which looks amazing. The other films currently in development are The Conjuring 3, The Nun, and The Crooked Man.
While talking to Entertainment Weekly, Wan opened up and talked a bit about The Conjuring 3 and The Crooked Man. He talks about not rushing and making sure the films are done right. As well as giving the spinoffs a different flavor.
The Conjuring 3 is currently in development with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) writing the script. Wan won't be back to direct this third chapter of the story because he'll be busy with Aquaman, but he'll make sure that the next Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) story will have the same level of quality as the first two films.
"Of course, that is something that I am not neglecting. The Conjuring films are still the mothership and the mothership needs to be strong. [Laughs] The mothership needs to be strong for all these other jet fighters to shoot out of. So, we’re in the midst of working on the script, and still hashing [it] out. We want to make sure that the script is in a really good place. With how much people have loved the first two Conjurings, I don’t want to rush in to the third one if possible."
He can take all the time he needs to make sure that the third film in the franchise will satisfy and terrify the fans. It's good to hear that he's not going to rush it out for the sake of getting it in theaters. He goes on to talk about The Crooked Man, which he wants to be a dark and whimsical fairytale horror film:
"We think we have a really exciting story. What we want to do, with The Conjuring universe, is we want each of our little offshoots to have a very different flavor, right? So, for example, Annabelle is the classic sort-of haunted doll subgenre. And with The Crooked Man, I would love to push it more down somewhat of that dark fairytale, and more whimsical, subgenre. I love the idea that, within the Conjuring universe, each of our little movies all have their own flavor, so that way they don’t feel like they’re the same films."
I love that they are handling the spinoffs this way. I wish the first Annabelle spin-off movie would've been a better planned out film, but it kinda dropped the ball. Wan obviously won't allow that to happen again. He wants these upcoming films to be great high-quality movies and it looks and sounds like that's what we're going to get starting with Annabelle: Creation.