Just mere days after the announcement that filmmaker James Wan (‘Death Sentence’) would be re-teaming with ‘Saw’ co-creator Leigh Whannell for ‘Insidious 2’ comes news of some more casting for Wan’s ‘other’ paranormal investigative horror flick ‘The Warren Files’. Formerly known as ‘The Conjuring’ this new supernatural chiller is based on the real life story of Ed and Lorraine Warren – two famous 1950’s paranormal investigators. The Warren’s were notably involved in the Amityville haunting investigation but this story will revolve around the true-life events that occurred at the Perron familys Rhode Island farmhouse in the 1970’s. New Line and Wan have decided on hiring child actresses Joey King and Mackenzie Foy to play the young members of the Perron family. They’ll be joining Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga who will star as Ed and Lorraine respectively whilst Lilli Taylor and Ron Livingston will play the Perron parents. Joey King has already scored roles in big hitters ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ whilst Mackenzie Foy plays Renesmee in the next two ‘Twilight’ sequels ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ and Part 2.
“The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and later opened the Occult Museum. They are the authors of numerous books about the paranormal and their own private investigations into various hauntings. They claimed to have investigated over 10,000 hauntings during their career, and as previously stated he Warrens were among the very first investigators in the controversial Amityville haunting.
The Warrens were responsible for training several current paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, the late Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis.”
Shooting on ‘The Warren Files’ kicks off from 21 February in North Carolina.
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