Last month, production got under way on the horror sequel The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist, with director James Wan and New Line Cinema sending out the first set photos featuring a priest blessing the set. We haven't seen much since then, but today, James Wan released a new photo, which gives us our first look at stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. The actors, along with their director, are seated next to a rather large recording device while shooting in Los Angeles.
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as Lorraine and Ed Warren from the 2013 thriller The Conjuring, based on their actual cases as paranormal investigators. The sequel's plot centers on one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, as they travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. The Conjuring set a box office record with the highest opening weekend for an original horror film ($41.8 million), en route to a worldwide total of $319 million from a $20 million budget.
Rounding out the cast are Frances O'Connor as the single mom, with Madison Wolfe and newcomers Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley and Benjamin Haigh as her children. Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente and Simon McBurney also star in unspecified roles. It isn't known how long production is slated to last, but New Line Cinema has already handed out a June 10, 2016 release date.
In addition to directing the film, James Wan also wrote the screenplay with Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes and David Johnson. Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, who previously collaborated on The Conjuring, are producing alongside the director. With production well under way, we'll have to wait and see if James Wan shares even more photos from the set.
The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist is set to go up against Lionsgate's Now You See Me 2: The Second Act and Universal's highly-anticipated video game adaptation Warcraft when it hits theaters next June. Does this horror sequel have what it takes to set even more box office records next summer? Let us know what you think after taking a look at the latest set photo from The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist.