The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Annabelle 3 is in the works with writer Gary Dauberman directing. Dauberman penned Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation, as well as The Nun which is currently in post-production. Gary’s other recent work includes last years, smash hit IT. Annabelle 3 (Not the official title by the way) will mark Gary Dauberman’s feature film directorial debut. James Wan’s Atomic Monster and the Peter Safran Co. are set to produce the project.
The Annabelle films have been a huge hit with fans which are a spin-off from the Conjuring cinematic universe. The Conjuring films detailed the paranormal investigations of real-life ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren and their storied encounters with evil unearthly entities. Details of the third film are under lock and key but what we do know is that the film will once again center around the demon-possessed doll.
New Line is looking to release the third Annabelle installment by July 3, 2019.