In late 2019, the next chilling Warrens movie was said to be “a different beast” from the rest of the franchise. How different? Well, it seems that The Conjuring 3 will have the flavor of an iconic 90s thriller by David Fincher: nothing more and nothing less than Se7en. Or at least, that’s how producer James Wan sold it to director Michael Chaves.
In a recent interview with IGN, Michael Chaves revealed that it was filmic tastes similar to those of James Wan (director of the first and second installments of The Conjuring) that somehow led him to accept being a replacement in the director’s chair for the last piece. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It online free of the trilogy. Within the franchise, Chaves previously directed The Curse of La Llorona and discovered during this shoot that love for Se7en was something he and Wan had in common.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (original title) will bring stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson back into the shoes of demonology experts Lorraine and Ed Warren. The film is based on the true case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who after murdering his landlord in 1981, alleged that demonic forces forced him to perpetrate the crime.
On the other hand, if Se7en wasn’t enough, the director stated that he “absolutely” had the horror classic The Exorcist in mind when directing The Conjuring 3. In this regard, the following still from the film says more than a thousand words.