James Wan is set to dive into the Conjuring universe yet again, which will be another story from the Warrens’ case files.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are both set to return for their roles for Wan’s ‘The Conjuring 3, with Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) in the director’s chair, and Wan will be again focusing on the Warren’s legendary investigations.
“It’s not necessarily based on an artifact but it’s based on one of the Warrens’ case files,” Wan said, during an interview with Bloody Disgusting.
“All the Conjuring films are based on the case files, so they’re more based on the true story aspect of the real life Warrens. I think that’s important. It’s important that the mothership stays true to the inspiration of the real people. The spinoffs are where we get to have more fun and do weird and wonderful crazy things. The mothership of it being the Conjuring films, we want it to come back to the real stuff.”
The movie will tell the story of a man on trial claiming he was possessed at the time of a murder.
“It’s this guy who was on trial for committing a murder,” Wan said. “I think it’s the first time in America’s history where the defendant used possessions as a reason, as an excuse.”
“I’ve been a big fan of that story, of that world,” Wan said. “I think it’s really cool to look at other culture. I’d love to explore more Asian centric stories.”
Wan also talked about being impressed with Chaves’ work on The Curse of La Llorona.
“He definitely did,” Wan said. “I feel like he’s this young up and coming filmmaker in this world. He’s a guy that understands how these films work. He’s really great working with actors and I feel like that’s something I want and need to work with, someone that people like Patrick and Vera would feel comfortable with.”