With James Wan’s The Conjuring sweeping (and spooking) all before it at the US box office and UK filmgoers getting a serious frightening from this Friday, Empire’s curiosity has been piqued. What makes a $20m film recoup its budget in less than a weekend and go onto make nearly $100m in less than a fortnight? Is it a talented director with a track record in low-budget, high-concept filmmaking? Good old-fashioned storytelling? A seasoned cast selling the scares? Then we realised: it’s witchcraft! So we went along to the film’s press junket in San Francisco to burn everyone involved.
The Conjuring easily won the box office this weekend with $41.5 million and a sequel is looking likely. During the Bates Motel interview sessions at Comic-Con yesterday, Vera Farmiga let us know that she’s already signed on for another movie.
Vera Farmiga joined our table to discuss the first and upcoming season of Bates Motel, but also had a chance to talk about The Conjuring. While we’ll post the full interview soon, she mentioned that both her and Patrick Wilson signed a deal that included the both of them appearing in a sequel. It wasn’t mentioned if the same was the case with James Wan, and we’re hoping to have more details soon.
Previously: After all the positive reactions from early screenings ofThe Conjuring, New Line is expecting to have a big hit on their hands and is already developing a sequel. This news comes from Variety, who also revealed that New Line hopes to build a franchise around the Warrens’ past investigations.
Of course, all of this will depend on how The Conjuringperforms at the box office, so we should have more details on potential sequels next month. The big question is whether or not New Line will wait for James Wan to return. He’s currently involved with the next Fast & Furioussequel and it may be more difficult to get him to commit to a sequel right away.
The Conjuring was directed by James Wan and stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, and Sterling Jerins. The movie will be released in the US on July 19th and the UK on August 2nd. Missed out on the previous trailers, photos, and poster? Check them out at the following links:
“Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.”
Today our beautiful woman turns 40 and we want all to wish her a very happy birthday. Your fans love you! Enjoy it beautiful Vera!!
I’ve rearranged and updated the stills of Season One of Bates Motel, preparing to second. A big thanks to Lu for donating a few in HQ.
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×01 – First You Dream, Then You Die
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×02 – Nice Town You Picked, Norma…
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×03 – What’s Wrong with Norman
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×04 – Trust Me
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×05 – Ocean View
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×06 – The Truth
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×07 – The Man in Number 9
Bates Motel (2013) > Season 1 > Episode Stills > 1×09 – Underwater
I’ve added moe pictures from latest 2 events that Vera attended. Enjoy them in HQ in our gallery.
Public Appearances > Events in 2013 > “The Conjuring” Los Angeles Premiere
Public Appearances > Events in 2013 > Comic-Con International 2013: Day 3 – “Bates Motel” Panel
Public Appearances > Events in 2013 > Comic-Con International 2013: A&E’s “Bates Motel” Party