Michael Chaves, director of the upcoming “The Curse of La Llorona,” will direct “Conjuring 3,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
James Wan, who directed the first and second film in the franchise, will produce via his Atomic Monster production company. Peter Safran will also produce via his Safran Company banner.
David Leslie Johnson, who worked on “Conjuring 2,” is penning the script for the third film, which will again follow paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. In the first two films, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga played the duo.
New Line and Atomic Monster will release Chaves’ directing debut, “The Curse of La Llorona,” on April 19, 2019. He was discovered after he directed the award-winning short “The Maiden.”
The “Conjuring” universe has grossed over $1.57 billion at the worldwide box office and has become the highest-grossing horror franchise of all time. Most recently, the spinoff “The Nun” grossed over $334.8 million.
Chaves is represented by Paradigm and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.