The Conjuring franchise is expanding! New Line Cinema has announced that the original movie is getting yet another spinoff, The Crooked Man, based off of a character that briefly appeared in James Wan’s 2016 hit The Conjuring 2. Writer Mike Van Waes has been recruited to write the script for the film, and Peter Safran will direct.
The Crooked Man, a paranormal apparition, is based on an old English nursery rhyme about a, you guessed it, crooked man. “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."
Crooked Man isn’t the first creepy character to be thrust into the spotlight with a movie all to itself, in fact, it will be the fourth project in what has become a hit franchise that has earned $897 million worldwide. Following the release of The Conjuring in 2013 and its subsequent popularity, a spinoff centered around Annabelle, a haunted doll, that, like its predecessor, was a real case that the Warren’s dealt with, was put into the works. Annabelle was released the following year, and Annabelle: Creation will open in theaters on August 11, 2017. Another spinoff, The Nun, is currently being worked on and will arrive in theaters on July 13, 2018.
There is no official release date for The Crooked Man, but given how good the other films in the franchise are, it will be well worth the wait.
So what do you think? Are you excited for the Crooked Man to get his own film? Which film in The Conjuring franchise has been your favorite? And what paranormal creatures from the film, or Ed and Lorraine Warren’s real-life cases, are you hoping get their own big screen adaptation?