The Conjuring franchise continues to grow, as New Line Cinema confirms they’re working on a spinoff based around The Crooked Man, character we first saw in the sequel of The Conjuring last year.
The Crooked Man has had a lot of appearances in pop culture and media, and in 2016, a movie called The Crooked Man was released. The character is based on an English nursery rhyme of the same name:
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse
And they all lived together in a little crooked house
Mike Van Waes has been hired to write the script, based on a story by James Wan, the man responsible for the Conjuring universe.
Wan and Peter Safran (producer in The Conjuring) are the main producers of The Crooked Man Spinoff.
Van Waes is a writer, with no known films but who has been recently on a roll, pitching stories like a horror film in the world of The Wizard of Oz to New Line, Hammerspace pitched at Warner Bros., and a book proposal called Peeves to Harper Collins, later picked up by Fox Animation.
Before The Crooked Man hits theatres, there are two movies of this franchise who will come first: Annabelle: Creation will premiere August 11, 2017 and the spinoff of the main antagonist in The Conjuring 2, The Nun, starring Demian Bichir, set to release on Friday, July 13, 2018.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter