Just a few days after screening at CinemaCon, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for “Annabelle Creation”. The new horror-thriller will hit theaters this summer, but fans of the franchise can get an early look at the film thanks to the trailer released today. The project was going by the name “Annabelle 2,” but the full title was announced this week at CinemaCon.
The story of “Annabelle: Creation” picks up several years after the tragic death of a little girl. The doll’s parents, a dollmaker and his wife, welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home to cope with the loss of their child. It doesn’t take long before the new guests becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, named Annabelle. The film was directed by David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”), working off a screenplay written by Gary Dauberman. Fans might remember Dauberman’s name from his work on the original “Annabelle.”
The film was produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, and the project stars Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Lulu Wilson (upcoming “Ouija 2,” “Deliver Us from Evil”), Philippa Anne Coulthard (“After the Dark”), Grace Fulton (“Badland”), Lou Lou Safran (“The Choice”) and Samara Lee (“Foxcatcher,” “The Last Witch Hunter”). Also featured in the film are Tayler Buck, in her feature film debut, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s “Without a Trace”) and Miranda Otto (Showtime’s “Homeland,” “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy). You can watch the official trailer below.
“Annabelle” was a huge hit for the studio, grossing over $257 million at the global box-office after being made on a modest budget. The original installment was directed by John R. Leonetti, and as we mentioned before, Gary Dauberman wrote the script for the film. “Annabelle” featured Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis and Alfre Woodard.
This probably won’t be the last trailer for the new horror-thriller, but it should help keep the film’s release in your memory. Fans of the franchise can catch “Annabelle: Creation” in theaters on August 11, 2017.