The Conjuring has a new puppet-master in director Michael Chaves, who will take the reins off James Wan for its third instalment.
Chaves’ most recent film was New Line’s The Curse of La Llorona, which Wan produced and is due to hit theaters in 2019. THR reports that Wan will still have a say on The Conjuring 3 acting as its “godfather.”
“While working closely with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, I got to know him as a filmmaker,” said Wan, per THR. “Chaves’ ability to bring emotion to a story, and his understanding of mood and scares, make him a perfect fit to direct the next Conjuring film.”