The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that New Line is developing another Conjuring 2 spinoff, this time based on the Crooked Man.
The character appeared in 2016’s The Conjuring 2, in which we follow the Warren’s who are paranormal researchers who help people whose homes have been plagued by malicious spirits. The Crooked Man is based on an English nursery rhyme that is as follows: “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.”
The report states that Mike Van Waes has been attached to the project to write the horror story about the tall, slender character, with James Wan and Peter Safran to serve as producers on the project. The Conjuring films have been hugely successful and have already spawned a few spinoffs. Annabelle earned $897m worldwide and a sequel will be in cinemas this August, while another spinoff called The Nun, based on another character from Conjuring 2, is in the pipeline set for a July 2018 release and currently attached to star is Demián Bichir and Taissa Farmiga.