Newline Green Lights The Crooked Man to Conjuring Universe

Newline Green Lights The Crooked Man to Conjuring Universe


If you saw The Conjuring 2, then you’re familiar with The Crooked Man. Well, New Line has just given the green light on another spin-off in the form of The Crooked Man.

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Newline Green Lights The Crooked Man to Conjuring Universe has learned that The Crooked Man, who made his horrifying debut in The Conjuring 2 and is now the second character to get a spin-off from that movie.

Annabelle 2 will feature, Valek the Nun, and then, The Nun will get its own film. The Crooked Man is set to follow.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals:

The Crooked Man does not yet have a director, but up-and-comer Mike Van Waes has been hired to pen the script based on a story by James Wan.

James Wan is serving as the “chief architect of the Conjuring universe”. The Crooked Man, a tall, slender, horrifying creation, isn’t based on much, but the character comes from an English nursery rhyme which, hopefully, Van Waes can make use of.

The Crooked Man rhyme goes like this:

“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.”

If done right, the nursery rhyme is already creepy enough to make into a horrifying tale of how he lures children away in the night and eats them in his crooked house. Just a thought, we hope that helps.

New Line recently bought his pitch for a horror movie set in the world of The Wizard of Oz. His movie Hammerspace was also purchased by Warner Bros. after making it onto the Black List, which is a list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.

The Conjuring is a very important franchise for Warner Bros./New Line, so they wouldn’t just let anyone write something that could be a huge moneymaker. At this point, the universe has been built on the backs of promising new talent.

New Line is doing one hell of a job building out this Conjuring cinematic universe, and there are no plans of stopping. It’s a great universe with new exciting and twisted new tales.

Currently, director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) is at the helm of Annabelle 2, Annabelle: Creation. Meanwhile, Director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is also working on The Nun, which will center on the terrifying nun Valek from The Conjuring 2.

Did you know that The Nun was a last-minute addition to that movie? It was a very smart choice, because the Nun was one of the scariest things about The Conjuring 2.

To date, The Conjuring franchise has made $895 million worldwide.

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