James Wan’s The Conjuring is turning into one meaty horror franchise, with news that the Crooked Man from The Conjuring 2 is getting his own movie.

So, 2013 saw the arrival of the original The Conjuring. It was followed by the dolly horror of Annabelle in 2014, and then The Conjuring 2. Also on their way are the prequel Annabelle: Creation, which stars Miranda Otto and is due in Australian cinemas on August 10, while 2018 will see another spinoff from The Conjuring 2, The Nun.

The news comes via The Hollywood Reporter, who claim that the impossibly thin and creepy – but very dapperly dressed – individual will come to the screen via the writing of Mike Van Waes, who recently had his pitch for a horror flick set in The Wizard of Oz universe picked up by New Line.

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