The Hollywood Reporter has revealed New Line Cinema is developing The Conjuring 2 spinoff The Crooked Man based on the creepy breakout character.
The films starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren have spawned an ever-expanding cinematic universe. New Line has brought on Mike Van Waes to write the script from a story by Conjuring director James Wan. Wan will produce the picture along with Peter Safran, who also produced other installments of The Conjuring universe such as Annabelle, the upcoming Annabelle: Creation, and The Nun which is currently in production.
The character of The Crooked Man spawned from an old English nursery rhyme which was even recited in season three of Fargo this year: “There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile./He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.’ He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,/ And they all lived together in a little crooked house.”
The project has yet to be dated for release but The Conjuring universe will continue next summer with The Nun when it hit theaters on July 13, 2018. The film follows a priest named Father Burke (Demián Birchir) who is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of a nun.
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