A fourth Conjuring movie is officially in the works. The news was announced by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday with the outlet revealing David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has signed on to pen the screenplay. James Wan and Peter Safran will return to produce the fourth film. The duo is also producing The Nun 2, which is now in production, a sequel to The Nun and a spinoff from the Conjuring franchise.
This will be a return to the franchise for Johnson-McGoldrick who previously penned the screenplays for both The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. The latter film proved to be a huge success, having opened at number one last year and went on to earn $206 million at the worldwide box office. Like the other Conjuring movies, the films are based on the real-life case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Details regarding the case being explored in The Conjuring 4 are currently unknown.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who have starred in all three Conjuring films to date, are expected to return for The Conjuring 4. However, as it stands, no deals are in place for their return.
Johnson-McGoldrick has penned a lot of big-budget films for Warner Bros. Along with working on The Conjuring franchise previously, he has also penned titles like Aquaman and its sequel Aquaman and the Lost City. He’s also been brought on to pen the sequel to The Flash, which doesn’t even hit theaters until June 2023.
As of now, The Conjuring 4 does not have a release date.