Rarely seen outside The Conjuring universe, both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are set to return as paranormal investigators, The Warrens, in spin-off sequel Annabelle 3.

The Warrens will be making their debut in the spin-off series of the universe, as the Warrens attempt to protect their young ten-year-old daughter from the evil spirit inside the Annabelle doll which has been safely locked up in the Warrens’ artifacts room.

The horror franchise’s scribe, Gary Dauberman, also makes his directorial debut on the film which also stars Mckenna Grace as the young Warren daughter, Judy and Madison Iseman in an unnamed role.

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Dauberman had previously opened up about his inspiration for the third outing for the evil doll, quoting being homesick was the catalyst.

“You know, you get homesick from being away from family, and that really kind of informed my creative direction for this movie. It’s the artefact room; it’s the Warren’s house so it’s sort of in suburbia… For me, it’s sort of bringing the franchise back home and then bringing in sort of the idea of a horror movie happening inside the Warren’s house where there’s this room in their basement that houses all these kinds of evil and horror. So we kind of have a lot of fun and a lot of scares with that”.

To date, The Conjuring and its various spin-offs haven’t kept to any form of a regimented timeline, with The Conjuring set in 1971 and it’s sequel in 1977, Annabelle 3 would be set within the 6 year period.

The film is set to go into production October 2018 in Los Angeles