Release date: June 4, 2021 (USA)
Director: Michael Chaves
Story by: James Wan; David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Produced by: James Wan; Peter Safran
Production companies: New Line Cinema; The Safran Company; Atomic Monster Productions
Chris Stuckmann reviews The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard, John Noble. Directed by Michael Chaves.
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren take on one of the most sensational cases of their careers after a cop stumbles upon a dazed and bloodied young man walking down the road. Accused of murder, the suspect claims demonic possession as his defense, forcing the Warrens into a supernatural inquiry unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
Initial development for a third Conjuring film began in 2016, though Wan stated that he would not be directing another film in the series due to scheduling conflicts with other projects. Safran confirmed that the next film would not be a haunted house film. By June 2017, it was officially announced that a third installment was in development, with David Leslie Johnson hired to write the screenplay. Michael Chaves was announced as the film’s director, after previously directing The Curse of La Llorona (2019). Filming took place in Georgia in summer 2019.