David F. Sandberg’s upcoming follow-up to hit The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle now has a confirmed title, and it’s one that makes clear what part of the titular doll’s story will be the focus. Upon its release in August, the film will be titled Annabelle: Creation.
Annabelle scripter Gary Dauberman returned to write the sequel/prequel, which is produced by James Wan and Peter Safran. Director Sandberg reunites with some key crew members from his 2016 hit Lights Out, including production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller, director of photography Maxime Alexandre (The Other Side of the Door) and costume designer Leah Butler (Paranormal Activity 3 & 4).
Stephanie Sigman (Spectre) and The 5th Wave’s Talitha Bateman star alongside Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Lulu Wilson (Ouija: Origin of Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland) and Samara Lee (The Last Witch Hunter).
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.
Annabelle: Creation is a New Line Cinema presentation of an Atomic Monster/Safran Company production. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and is scheduled for release on August 11th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)