Just a few weeks after Warner Bros. pushed The Conjuring 2 into the year 2016, the studio has handed out a June 10, 2016 release date. The horror sequel will be going up against another follow-up, Lionsgate's Now You See Me 2, along with Sony's video game adaptation Uncharted.
The Conjuring director James Wan is set to return for the sequel, announced just hours after the studio pushed the sequel out of its original October 23, 2015 release date. The story will continue the ghost-hunting adventures of paranormal investigators Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga expected to reprise those roles from the original.
Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes are returning to write the script for this follow-up, although no specific plot details were given.
The Conjuring earned over $318 million worldwide from just a $20 million production budget. This led to Warner Bros. giving the green light for both The Conjuring 2 and the spin-off Annabelle, which was released last month and has taken in $244 million worldwide from just a $6.5 million budget.