Wicked Horror has just learned that Annabelle 2 will see release next Spring courtesy of New Line Cinema. For the full story, head past the jump. 

Annabelle 2 will be heading to a theater near you May 19, 2017. We also recently discovered that the planned sequel to the 2014 film Annabelle has found its director. And considering who it is, there may be hope for this follow up to a film that wasn’t particularly well received by horror fans (or critics). However, in spite of a lack of enthusiasm, the property sold tickets like crazy, raking in nearly $250 Million. 

David F. Sandberg is in talks to helm Annabelle 2. Sandberg previously directed Lights Out for New Line and feedback from test screenings of that film has reportedly been overwhelmingly positive.

As we previously reported, Gary Dauberman, who penned the screenplay for Annabelle, will be back to write the second installment. .

The original was made for a budget of $6.5 million but went on to take in a grand total of $246 million.  No word just yet on where the sequel will take the storyline but we will keep you in the loop as we learn more.

Annabelle is a spinoff tale that builds upon the story of a possessed doll which was established in James Wan‘s super hit The Conjuring. The film tells the story of the Form family. A well-meaning husband thinks that he has found the ideal gift for his pregnant wife and unborn child–a vintage doll. But when the couple’s home is invaded by cult members, the expectant mother and her husband begin to notice that the cultists have left something behind and whatever it is appears to be living in the doll.