Conjuring 4: Last Chapter, Starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, to be Directed by Michael Chaves 

Directed by Michael Chaves

The film is billed as the final installment in the mainline franchise.

New Line’s The Conjuring movie series is coming back.

The project, operating currently under the simple title of The Conjuring 4, has been in the works since early last year but has finally landed on a director. And it’s a familiar visage.

Michael Chaves, who helmed the previous installment in 2021, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, is in negotiations to direct what is being eyed as the fourth and final outing.

The move makes Chaves a true Conjuring Universe player as he also directed last year’s spinoff, the Nun II

Wan is producing with Peter Safran.

Plot details are being kept six feet under but once again supernatural investigators Ed and Lorrain Warren will face creaky doors, shadows in the windows, inverted crosses, and a demonic possession or two.

Stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are expected to return and the feature is eyeing a summer shoot in Atlanta.

The Conjuring, made for just $20 million, became a runaway hit when it was released in 2013, earning almost $320 million worldwide.

Since then, New Line has carefully laid out a Conjuring universe of movies, with sequels, prequels and spinoffs.

All combined, the movies, made for modest budgets, have generated over $2.1 billion at the box office. Nun II, released Sept. 8, grossed just shy of $270 million worldwide.

Chaves was discovered by Wan and his Atomic Monster execs off of his award-winning horror short The Maiden, which got into New Line with his feature directorial debut, 2019’s The Curse of La Llorona.

The movie did well, which led to Wan handing him the Conjuring franchise with Devil Made Me Do It.  He then moved to Nun II.