Anyone who has seen James Wan’s The Conjuring will no doubt remember the few scenes in which the terrifying Annabelle doll graced the screen. And although she played a very small part in the film, that didn’t stop Warner Bros. and New Line from creating a spinoff that would take the creepy doll and make her the centerpiece of her very own horror feature. Annabelle, from director John R. Leonett—who was The Conjuring‘s director of photography—has been slated with an October 3rd, 2014 release date, reports Deadline. That’s pretty damn soon.
There are almost no details on Annabelle at this point, but with a release date not far off I’d imagine we’ll be hearing plenty more about this one in the coming months. What do you guys think? Do you think Annabelle was creepy enough to carry her own film? It’ll be interesting to see what kind of response this film gets once it hits theaters because with the way the supernatural genre has been looking lately, Annabelle might not have as big of an impact on audiences as the studio thinks. Time will tell, folks!
Starring in the film is Annabelle Wallis (The Tudors) and Ward Horton (One Life to Live) in lead roles, with Alfre Woodard (True Blood) co-starring.