September 11th 2020. The date the world was supposed to see the release of the first-ever on-screen adaptation of the historic case of The Devil Made Me Do It. But the virus got to Warner Bros too. A sad but expected push of the release date for The Conjuring 3 has been announced recently. Keep reading to find out more.
The Conjuring 3: New Release Date
Drawn from the chilling cases of paranormal investigator couple Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring 3 was initially set to release in less than two months from now in cinemas all over the world. The studio was firm on not changing the release date, hoping for things to go back to normal by the time.
But with the alarmingly increasing number of cases in the US and also in the majority of the countries in the world, Warner Bros knew that releasing the movie on the initially planned date would certainly incur significant losses because of cinemas being closed in cities like LA.
Thus, The Conjuring 3 will now be released almost a year later on the 4th of June, 2021. The release date of this 3rd instalment in The Conjuring franchise will be similar to its first two counterparts that were also released in the summer. But what could come off as a difficult task for the cast and crew would be promoting a movie that they finished filming more than a year ago.
Although The Conjuring 3 does not have as high of a budget as other movies produced by the studio, the revenue that Warner Bros would be getting from a worldwide audience is something they surely cannot afford to lose.
Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros, says, “We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature. We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that. Additionally, we will be moving the next instalment from our most-successful horror franchise, The Conjuring 3 to June 4, 2021.”
The Conjuring 3: Plot
Directed by Michael Chaves of The Curse of La Llorona instead of James Wan, The Conjuring 3 will be going in a different direction. The third Conjuring movie will not follow a case involving a family like the first two. The Conjuring 3 will instead be set in a courtroom. Ed and Lorraine are called upon to verify the claims of a convict who blames his crimes on the devil.
The official synopsis for The Conjuring 3 says:
“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defence.”