Principal photography is underway in Los Angeles on New Line’s Annabelle 2, the sequel to the hugely successful 2014 Conjuring spinoff.
David F. Sandberg directs, fresh from completing Lights Out, which is released in the US in July. Annabelle scripter Gary Dauberman returned to write the sequel, which is produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, whose partnership proved so fruitful on the Conjuring films.
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 2’s cast features Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (Deliver Us from Evil), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice) and Samara Lee (Fox Catcher).
Sandberg has brought some members of his Lights Out team with him to Annabelle 2, 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).
Annabelle is slated for release on May 19th, 2017.