AceShowbiz - Here's the chilling first look at "Annabelle 3", which official title was recently revealed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Shared by producer James Wan via his official Instagram account, the first "Annabelle Comes Home" photo teases the return of the titular doll to the Warren's occult museum.
It is placed inside a glass box among the pair's other supernatural belongings in a dimly-lit room. The demonic doll stares directly into the eyes of the lookers, giving a creepy vibe. On the top side of the front glass, there's a label which partly reads, "WARNING!"
The rest of the label is hidden behind a shelf, but the Warrens put a similar label on the real Annabelle doll at their museum, warning people not to open the glass box.
Wan writes in the caption, "OK, maybe she has snuck cameos in my other recent films (which I won't confirm or deny), BUT... she'll very definitely be up front and center on this one! The real next chapter of THE CONJURING Universe. On June 28th #AnnabelleComesHome Directed by Gary Dauberman."
In the next installment of "The Conjuring" franchise, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren respectively. "Determined to keep Annabelle from wreacking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her 'safety' behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target - the Warren's ten-year-old daughter Judy (Mckenna Grace), and her babysitters (Madison Iseman and Katie Sarife)."
Director Gary Dauberman said at San Diego Comic-Con last year, "It really picks up with the Warrens bringing Annabelle to the place where it can really no longer wreak havoc, which is their artifact room. But, of course, it turns out she can also wreak havoc there. And she really awakens the evil within that room and they target the Warrens' 10-year-old daughter, Judy. So, that's the setup."
"Annabelle basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room," Wan, who crafted the story with Dauberman, added at the time. "So, it's basically 'A Night at the Museum', with Annabelle!"
The supernatural horror film is set to be unleashed on June 28 in the United States.