Sunday, 31 July 2016

Miranda Otto and Stephanie Sigman join Annabelle sequel

As The Conjuring 2 spawns its own spin-off featuring the demonic nun, the first film's prequel Annabelle (2014), has its own sequel on the way. Now we know two of the people who will be terrorised by the scary titular doll, with news arriving via The Hollywood Reporter that Miranda Otto  (War Of The Worlds) and Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala) are aboard.

Director David F. Sandberg, whose feature debut Lights Out has positive buzz after some initial screenings, is busy preparing to make the new movie, which from the sounds of it is actually a prequel to the prequel.

Annabelle 2's plot is focused on the doll maker who created the grinning fiend in the first place. 20 years after their daughter died tragically, the craftsman and his scarred wife (Otto) welcome a nun and several girls from an orphanage that recently had to close. Unfortunately for the new arrivals, the possessed doll is none too pleased with the added house guests. Sigman, whose casting was revealed by Variety, is set to play Sister Charlotte.

Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) wrote the script, with The Conjuring (2013) director man James Wan (who also worked with Sandberg on Lights Out) once again producing alongside Peter Safran. Annabelle 2 should be haunting UK screens on 26 May next year.

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