If the year 2017 has taught us anything, ANYTHING at all, it is that – a) Dolls aren’t cute, they’re f**king scary, b) Clowns aren’t any great either, c) Hollywood directors will go to any lengths to scare the f**k out of you and make you pee your pants, and d) They can make insane amount of money by tapping on our fear.
At least, the insane success of movies like ‘IT’ and ‘Annabelle Creation’ can testify for me. Call it luck, a new found success mantra or birth of ‘Nothing Scares Me’ community, but horror genre has surprisingly managed to blow our minds away and probably that’s the reason why more directors are now trying their hands on that genre.
Both ‘Annabelle’ and ‘Annabelle: Creation’ worked wonders at the box office and clearly became one of the highest grossing movies in ‘The Conjuring’ series, with the latter minting over $100 million. So, it only makes sense to tap on people’s fear and bring another doll that will probably be scarier than her previous sisters or versions. And, as I write this story, talks of making ‘Annabelle 3’ have already begun.
If this wasn’t enough for you to hold the edge of your bed tightly, let me break another piece of news for you. ‘Annabelle 3’ is going to be helmed by Gary Dauberman, the man who co-wrote the script for Stephen King’s ‘IT’ and is currently working on ‘IT: Chapter Two’ and ‘The Nun’.
So, don’t be shocked if you see Pennywise casually making a cameo and haunting you in your nightmares along with the doll. Although, we know this won’t happen (not as of now), but being the ultimate thrill-seekers, I am sure you’re low-key praying for it to happen. Am I the only one who loves to watch horror movies, especially in the night only to get scared and have nightmares later on?
According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Dauberman who earlier wrote scripts for the first two Annabelle movies will now don the director’s hat.
The report stated, “Details are being kept secret but the story will once again focus on the porcelain doll that is possessed by a demonic force.” Wow, now that was totally unpredictable and unexpected, right? But, what more do we need from ‘Annabelle 3’? Definitely, we don’t want to see the doll growing up in ‘The Conjuring’ cinematic universe and going to school and leading a normal life. We want to see her killing people on-screen. But, if the directors are listening to our prayers, can we please have Pennywise in the frame, even if it’s for a minute?
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While we have no doubts about Dauberman’s scripting skills, given the huge list of movies he has to boast about, his directing debut is something to look forward to. You won’t have to wait for long for the movie to release. The makers are planning for a July 3, 2019 release for the movie. So, folks! Mark the dates because July is going to be the scariest month next year.