We haven’t heard a lot about Annabelle 2 even though it’s set to be released next year – but now we’ve got news on both the plot and cast!
Mirando Otto (Lord of the Rings) and Stephanie Sigman (Spectre) has been cast in two of the leading roles for the sequel to Annabelle (2014), which was itself a spin-off to The Conjuring. Miranda Otto is going to play a deformed and solitary spouse of the dollmaker who built the doll known as Annabelle.
The couple had a daughter who died twenty years previously, but they are no longer alone in their home when a nun, Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman), and a few girls in her care come knocking on their door looking for shelter. However, their perceived shelter becomes a living hell when Annabelle sets her sinister sights on the new house guests.
It sounds like they’re taking a new route compared to the previous movie, so it’ll be interesting to see what Swede David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) will be able to do with the movie. He’s said the following about the project:
“I don’t think I can give too many details at this point, but it’s not a continuation of the first film. That’s one of the many things that enticed me with the project, that it’s new story. Also the setting and the time period of this one is perfect for a horror movie. The script is really good, and I think that this is a sequel that will actually be better than the original. The ‘Godfather II of creepy doll movies’ as I like to call it.”
Shooting takes place in Los Angeles in July. Annabelle 2 is set to premiere i US May 19, 2017.