New Details on THE CONJURING 3, Which Will Be "Different From Anything We've Seen"
I’m a big fan of The Conjuring horror film franchise, and I’ve been really curious about the direction this next chapter will go.
James Wan is producing the film, but he won’t be back to direct. This next chapter in the franchise will be helmed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona), and as you might expect, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will reprise their roles of Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Wilson recently talked to Digital Spy about the film and promised that it will be a different and fresh experience.
“We just finished Annabelle 3 which is cool. It’s nice to dip our toes into that franchise a little bit. Conjuring 3 will be different than anything we’ve seen, which is fun.”
So, what will be so different about this next film? Well, thanks to Bloody-Disgusting we might have an idea.
They say that the story will be “about a man on trial for murder who claims he was possessed by a demon.” That hasn’t been confirmed, but that would certainly make for an interesting story!
If this is the case, the movie will most likely focus on Arne Cheyenne Johnson. On November 24th, 1981, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Arne Cheyenne Johnson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter for the killing of his landlord, Alan Bono. This is the first court case in the United States in which the defense sought to prove innocence based upon the defendant's claim of demonic possession and denial of personal responsibility for the crime. Here are some additional details from from Wiki:
According to testimony by the Glatzel family, 11-year-old David Glatzel had allegedly played host to the demon that forced Johnson to kill Bono. After witnessing a number of increasingly ominous occurrences involving David, the family, exhausted and terrified, decided to enlist the aid of self-described demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (noted for their investigation into the famed Amityville Haunting) in a last-ditch effort to "cure" David. The Glatzel family, along with the Warrens, then proceeded to have David exorcised by a number of Catholic priests. The process continued for several days, concluding when, according to those present, a demon fled the child's body and took up residence within Johnson. Several months later, Johnson killed his landlord during a heated conversation. His defense lawyer argued in court that he was possessed, but the judge ruled that such a defense could never be proven and was therefore infeasible in a court of law. Johnson was subsequently convicted, though he only served five years of a 10- to 20-year sentence.
I hope that this is the story. It’s definitely intriguing and very different from the previous films that have been made in the franchise.
What do you think of the possibility of this story be told in The Conjuring 3?