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Annabelle: Creation Trailer Released

The new trailer for Annabelle 2 (now titled Annabelle: The Creation) has just been released.

The trailer delivers the typical creepy doll and creepy kid moments one would expect from the sequel to the financially (although not critically) successful film.  The sequel will be directed by David F. Sandberg (who delivered scares to movie goers recently in the form of Lights Out) and is set for release on August 11th, 2017.  The original Annabelle ended up making $84 million dollars domestically and over $256 million dollars world-wide, so a sequel to the film was all but certain. read more

Lights Out, Annabelle 2 Director David Sandberg In Talks to Direct Shazam Movie for New Line

Swedish director David Sandberg is on the fast track to becoming a major force in Hollywood. First, his film Lights Out earned nearly $149 million worldwide on a budget of just $4.9 million. His next film, this summer’s highly-anticipated Annabelle 2, has dollar signs written all over it (the first Annabelle earned almost $257 million worldwide on a $6.5 million budget). And now he’s in talks to break into the highly lucrative world of big budget superhero movies!

Variety reports that Sandberg is in talks with New Line to direct a film based on the popular DC Comics superhero Captain Marv… ahem… Shazam!  read more

New Annabelle 2 Promotional Image Released

Despite its 29% score on Rotten Tomatoes and its “B” Cinemascore, Annabelle earned $256.9 million dollars worldwide on a budget of just $6.5 million. While critics noticed a tremendous dip in quality from its source material, James Wan’s The Conjuring, fans all over the world gobbled up this creepy doll story that’s sort-of based on the experiences of Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Due to the incredible financial success of the film, New Line Cinema appears to be taking the sequel seriously. They hired David Sandberg (Lights Out) to direct, and Miranda Otto will star in the film. Sandberg has been releasing behind the scenes images to his Instagram account over the past few weeks, and now an official promotional image for the film has been unveiled: read more

Annabelle 2 Trailer Debuts Early, Premiere To Face Heavy Competition

In order to get an early edge on its competition, the trailer for Annabelle 2, which doesn’t theaters May 19, 2017, was released earlier this week. In addition to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just two weeks before, Annabelle 2 premieres the same day as popular upcoming films Bay Watch, The Nut Job 2, and Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) directs the film, which is a prequel to Annabelle and The Conjuring. The story centers around the origin of the possessed doll, the dollmaker who created it and how the spirit of Annabelle Higgins first came to inhabit it. Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto and Stephanie Sigman star. read more