We’re already frozen solid, looking forward to summer ’17 and it’s only December. To get us even more eager for some summer sun comes with the news that Annabelle 2 will now be released on 18th August 2017. Originally, it was set to be released on 19th May 2017. The first Conjuring film was released in August back in 2013, so maybe it is hoped that Annabelle 2 will attract a similar audience.
With the disappointment that was the first Annabelle film, we’re hoping that the sequel will be an improvement. The director has changed from John R. Leonetti to David F. Sandberg, who was behind this year’s entertaining chiller Lights Out. You can read our review of that one over here.
Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Mike Flanagan’s recent Ouija: Origin of Evil proved that a sequel can improve on its predecessor, so hopefully Annabelle 2 can do the same and prove to the doubters that this will be an appropriately spooky follow-up.
Annabelle 2 will be released on 18th August 2017 and stars Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Lulu Wilson and Samara Lee.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)