‘Annabelle: Creation’ Trailer Unveils a Prequel to a ‘Conjuring’ Spinoff

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The first full trailer has dropped for Annabelle: Creation, the upcoming follow-up to 2014’s Conjuring spinoff Annabelle.

The origin story behind that creepy doll tells of a dollmaker and his wife who suffer the tragic loss of their daughter. When they’re given the option to have their daughter’s soul inhabit a toy doll, well, they don’t think it through very clearly.

While some eyes may roll at the thought of “the next chapter in ‘The Conjuring’ universe”, the total $US895 million-plus that The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2 and Annabelle raked in certainly shows New Line Cinema is onto a winning formula with the franchise. And the series is only gaining more chapters. The Nun, a spinoff of The Conjuring 2, is also on the way… meaning The Nun 2 likely isn’t far behind it.

Lights Out director David F. Sandberg is making his sophomore feature effort here, with Wan producing under his Atomic Monster Productions banner. Lights Out 2, by the way, is also in development.

Annabelle: Creation, starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Coulthard, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck and Aussie stars Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto, opens in Australia on August 10 and hits the US on August 11.

Official rundown for Annabelle: Creation:

She’s back! From New Line Cinema comes “Annabelle: Creation,” with David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) helming the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful “Annabelle,” which scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film is once again being produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who also partnered so effectively on “The Conjuring” movies.

In “Annabelle: Creation,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Sandberg directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote “Annabelle.” The film stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”), Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”), Tayler Buck in her feature film debut, with Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s “Without a Trace”) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s “Homeland,” “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy). Serving as executive producers on “Annabelle: Creation” are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Hans Ritter.