Annabelle 2: Plot Details Released
Annabelle 2: David F. Sandberg’s Horror-Thriller
Title: Annabelle 2
Director: David F. Sandberg
Writer: Gary Dauberman
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
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“Annabelle 2” is currently in development, and the plot details have been revealed. David F. Sandberg, director the horror short “Lights Out”, is directing the newest installment. Gary Dauberman serves as the writer. Producing the project is James Wan and Peter Safran.
John R. Leonetti‘s “Annabelle” was released in 2014, and the outcome was not as expected. At least, not for a lot of people. The trailer was filled with a lot of hype that the film itself did not back up.
The film was not as scary or suspenseful, and it only showed the most suspenseful parts, leaving the audience with high expectations. What’s more, the film was highly predictable.
Two years later, “‘Annabelle 2” is in the works. Normally, the reaction is not so thrilling, given the disappointment with the first installment, which was pretty much a waste of time and money.
On the other token, I always give a film a fair shot to either surprise me, shock me, or disappoint me. And, the case is no different with the sequel.
Annabelle was first introduced in James Wan’s “The Conjuring”, and was the source of all the madness. The doll was very creepy in the film. Initially, the idea to make a spin-off film about the origin to this cursed doll was a great idea. What was even more chilling, was learning that Annabelle was actually inspired by a “real-life” doll.
There were some hearsay and speculation that the film was inspired by a haunted family doll, named Robert. However, according to International Business Times, the real-life Annabelle resides in the Warren Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut. Yet, unlike in the movies, the real doll is an antique Raggedy Ann doll.
The plot to “Annabelle 2” suggests that it might be a prequel rather than a sequel. The Hollywood Reporter reveals:
The script by Gary Dauberman tells of a dollmaker and his wife who, 20 years after the tragic death of their little girl, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Soon, the nun and the girls become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Said to be joining the cast of is Talitha Bateman, who will take a lead role as one of the orphans taken into the dollmaker’s home. Also joining the cast will be Stephanie Sigman, Lulu Wilson, Phillippa Ann Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto.
“‘Annabelle 2” will shoot in Los Angeles, California. The premier is set for May 19, 2017.