Conjuring 2 and Annabelle spin-off threatened by lawsuit

Warner Bros forced to quit The Conjuring sequel following lawsuit over the Warren rights

Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren in 2013's The Conjuring
Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren in 2013’s The Conjuring

Warner Bros have halted production on their follow-up to James Wan’s The Conjuring and its spooky doll spin-off Annabelle as a result of a lawsuit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros have been named in a lawsuit from Evergreen Media, who claim to have the sole rights to develop further properties based on “real” ghost-hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Originally, Evergreen licensed the Warren rights to Warner Bros to develop The Conjuring, and then licensed the TV rights separately to Lionsgate to develop a Conjuring TV show – an act which prompted earlier legal action from an aggrieved Warner Bros.

You can read our review of The Conjuring here and buy the film on Blu-ray for £15 at Amazon.co.uk.