It’s a bit crazy that The Conjuring franchise has been going strong at the box office for six years now. We really don’t get that many long-running theatrical horror franchises anymore, and most of what we do get is the work of Blumhouse Productions.
The Conjuring gave Warner Bros. it’s only little horror dynasty, although some would argue that things are getting worse as the years go by. Whatever one feels about that, back in 2016, The Conjuring 2 released, earning mostly positive reviews from fans.
Arguably the scariest scene in The Conjuring 2 featured The Crooked Man, which emerged from a children’s toy to frighten the hell out of everyone watching. A spinoff starring the monster was announced soon after, but there’s been little word on it since.
For those still holding out hope that The Crooked Man will eventually get his own film, there’s some good news and some bad news. Here’s what actor Javier Botet told Daily Dead recently when asked about the seemingly stalled Conjuring universe spinoff.
“Since the first time I met the producers, when we were shooting Conjuring 2, they spoke to me, they told me that the intention was to make a spinoff. So I said, “Okay, let’s make Conjuring 2 first and then we will play it by ear.” But I love the character. It’s amazing, beautiful. So it’s a pity to see only a little, little part in The Conjuring 2. I’m so excited and I want to make a Crooked Man spinoff. But I know the same that everybody knows. They wrote the screenplay and they are waiting at the moment. They want to do it, but we don’t have a schedule. We don’t know when it’s going to happen.”
Well, there it is folks, straight from the actor behind The Crooked Man himself. It looks like The Conjuring team hasn’t given up on the project, but at the same time, it also doesn’t seem to be progressing right now. Hopefully that changes pretty soon.