As the The Conjuring opened, we were introduced to a creepy doll named Annabelle, who seemed to be possessed in an evil spirit. Well, it turns out the doll has a whole history before our first encounter and Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have teamd up with producer James Wan, to bring us Annabelle, a spin-off of Wan’s film The Conjuring. This is supposed to be the start of a small Conjuring cinematic universe, with Wan behind the scenes as the producer, and now we have our first look, courtesy of Warner Bros, who has released the first trailer for the film. Check it out below:
The trailer seems to set up what the eventual film will be, which will follow the doll after it becomes possessed, and the trailer really sells the creepy nature of it all very well. It really gets under my skin, and there’s something about dolls that really gets me, and I like what I see here. The Conjuring was one of the best films of last year, and was a huge surprise, so it would be great if Wan, and the team behind this film, can pull it off two years in a row with this one as well. This spin-off film will have to hold us over until The Conjuring 2 is finally in theaters.
Directed by John Leonetti, and written by Gary Dauberman, Annabelle stars Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Eric Ladin, and Brian Howe, and is set for release on October 3, 2014.