With the theatrical release of The Conjuring 2 just around the corner Warner’s have released this short video feature explaining how Director James Wan’s mission is to bring respect back to studio horror films.
It features a really classic jump scare clip, one could almost be watching Doctor Who‘s Weeping Angels! As well a few other clips we have some nice behind the scenes of the James in action (and his great varying coordinated colored hair highlights!).
The video feature also has comments from director James Wan, producers Peter Safran and Rob Cowan and the two mains stars.
Star Patrick Wilson, who plays Ed Warren, says “this one has a much different feel, this is a really freaky horror sequel” while Vera Farmiga, who plays Lorraine Warren, says that James is making an “adult version of a kid’s fairy tale nightmare”.
Producer Rob Cowan tells us that James “understands Genres and really understands what to do with the cameras, literally very shot is framed in a certain that is going to be used in a really clever way”.
Director James Wan wants The Conjuring 2 to be “a horror movie that people can take seriously”. He emphasises that it is “important to care about the characters, if you do the scares will play so much stronger”.
I think the audience perhaps may end up not taking it that seriously but hopefully the sincere efforts of all involved will enable them to enjoy the ride. Less that a week for you to find out…
James’s next film Aquaman, staring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, is due for theatrical release in 2018.
The Conjuring 2 Featurette: ‘Redefining Horror’
The Conjuring 2 Official Information
Supernatural Thriller. Director James Wan brings this supernatural thriller to the screen with another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
The film follows the phenomenal worldwide reception of Wan’s The Conjuring, which marked the largest opening ever for an original horror movie. The film went on to make more than $319 million worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to The Exorcist.
Cast includes Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Benjamin Haigh, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Simon Delaney.
Directed by James Wan based on a story by him plus Chad Hayes & Carey W Hayes with additional screenplay input by David Leslie Johnson.
The Conjuring 2 Theatrical release
Australia: June 9th 2016
US and Canada: June 10th 2016
UK: June 17th 2016