Annabelle 3 will feature Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the Warrens

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s Ed and Lorraine Warren are starring in Annabelle 3

In an exciting first, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are set to reprise their roles of Ed and Lorraine Warren in one of The Conjuring universe’s spin-off films, reports Deadline.

As a pair of paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine first appeared in The Conjuring in 2013 and have been the stars of the film series ever since. But this is the first time they will show up in a film without “the” and “conjuring” in the title. The sequel in question will be the third Annabelle film, which is currently untitled.

According to Deadline, the third Annabelle film “picks up with the Warrens bringing the Annabelle doll to a place where she can no longer wreak havoc: their Artefacts Room. Annabelle awakens the room’s evil which sets its sights on a new target: the Warrens’ ten year old daughter Judy. The young girl, along with her teenage babysitter cousin and the cousin’s friend, square off against the evil doll.”

AnnabelleAnnabelle: Creation and The Nun writer Gary Dauberman is returning to pen the script, but the film will also see him make his directorial debut. Dauberman’s other writing work has included ItWolves At The Door and Within.

McKenna Grace and Madison Iseman will star alongside Wilson and Farmiga. James Wan in producing for Atomic Monster and Peter Safran for The Safran Company. Michael Clear and Michelle Morrissey will serve as executive producers.

The untitled Annabelle film will be released in US cinemas on 3 July 2019. Get all the latest horror news with every issue of SciFiNow.