Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with what I consider some damn cool news concerning James Wan's THE CONJURING. News dropped late yesterday via THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER that not only is Patrick Wilson in final negotiations to star in Wan's new horror flick, but Oscar nominated Vera Farmiga is in talks as well. I for one fell in love with INSIDIOUS when it screened back at SXSW. This might be blasphemous to some, but I really consider that film to be right on par with the classics, like AMITYVILLE HORROR or even POLTERGEIST. The Tiny Tim music playing on vinyl scare was nothing short of brilliant. It's hands down my favorite of Wan's films and leaves me eagerly awaiting whatever he's got next.
Apparently next up on Wan's docket is THE CONJURING, a supernatural thriller along the lines of AMITYVILLE HORROR. The Chad and Carey Hayes (WHITEOUT) scripted film sets a husband (Wilson) and wife (Farmiga) team of psychic investigators out to investigate mysterious happenings at an old Rhode Island home where they encounter some of the nastiest ghosts they've ever come across. To sound slightly like a buzz kill, that plot feels very familiar (although so did INSIDIOUS), though the Rhode Island house of the film is apparently based on a real life horror ghost story. One of the family members of the home released a book last year, which must have grabbed Chad and Carey's attention. If you're curious you can check out some of the book here.
The film is currently in preproduction and is set to begin filming in March. I personally can't wait to see it. What do you guys think?