The creepy doll’s origin story is unveiled in New Line Cinema’s upcoming horror film, Annabelle: Creation. The studio’s just released a new trailer and poster for The Conjuring spin-off/Annabelle prequel directed by Lights Out‘s David F. Sandberg from a script by Annabelle‘s Gary Dauberman. The cast includes Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (Ouija 2), Philippa Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (Foxcatcher), Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), and Miranda Otto (Homeland).
James Wan and Peter Safran produced, with Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, and Hans Ritter executive producing. New Line’s aiming for an August 11, 2017 theatrical release of the R-rated possessed doll film.
The Conjuring introduced Annabelle to the world in July 2013. That film went on to earn $318 million worldwide during its theatrical release and was followed by The Conjuring 2 in June 2016, with the sequel racking up $320 million during its theatrical run. The Conjuring also spawned the spinoff, Annabelle, centered on the terrifying doll. Annabelle opened on October 3, 2014, grossing $37 million during its opening weekend and $256 million overall before exiting theaters.
The Plot: In Annabelle: Creation, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.