The third movie in ‘The Conjuring’ series has an official title– ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’– and a new synopsis:
“The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.”
‘The Curse of La Llorona’s Michael Chaves is directing, and Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return as Ed and Lorraine Warren. The plot is based on a true event with a murder suspect attempted to claim demonic possession as a defense. Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard have also been cast in the film.
This marks the seventh movie in the ‘Conjuring’ shared universe, following ‘The Conjuring’ (2013), ‘Annabelle’ (2014), ‘The Conjuring 2’ (2016), ‘Annabelle: Creation’ (2017), ‘The Nun’ (2018), and ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ (2019). ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ is also tangentially connected to this universe, in that it includes Tony Amendola as Father Perez, a character that appeared in the first ‘Annabelle’. That film marked Chaves’ film directing debut. James Wan created this universe and remains instrumental in its evolution.
‘The Conjuring’ franchise has grossed $1.9 billion on a combined budget of $139.5 million. Per Wikipedia, this is the second-highest-grossing horror franchise, behind… er, ‘Godzilla’. (Does that even count?)
In addition to ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’, a second ‘Nun’ movie is in development, along with ‘The Crooked Man’, based on the character from ‘The Conjuring 2’. Wan is writing the screenplay to the latter, and it is described as a “dark fairy tale.”
‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ is due to hit theaters on September 11, 2020.
Source: Bloody Disgusting