Jonathan Shannon (Ryan Phillippe) gives his 17-year-old daughter Clare (Joey King) an old music box that promises to grant its owner seven wishes. Skeptical at first, Clare becomes seduced by its dark powers when her life starts to radically improve with each wish. Everything seems perfect until she realizes that every wish she makes causes the people who are closest to her to die in violent and elaborate ways.
Wish Upon is an upcoming supernatural horror film, from the director of Annabelle. The film’s screenplay was voted to the 2015 Black List. The film will be produced by Sherryl Clark from her production company, Busted Shark Productions, and is written by Barbara Marshall. On August 2016, Joey King was cast in the film as the lead role followed by Ki Hong Lee. It is set to be released in theaters on July 14, 2017, by Broad Green Pictures and Orion Pictures.
In October 2015, it was confirmed that an Annabelle sequel was in development. David F. Sandberg replaced Annabelle‘s John R. Leonetti as the sequel’s director in March 2016. The first film’s screenwriter, Gary Dauberman, returned to write the script, with Peter Safran and James Wan returning to produce. Benjamin Wallfisch composed the film’s score and then later in March 2017, Sandberg revealed the film is a prequel and the title is Annabelle: Creation. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10.Metacritic, another review aggregator, assigned the film a weighted average score of 71 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
The story is focused on a dollmaker and his wife, whose daughter died twenty years earlier, as they decide to open their home to a nun and several girls from an orphanage that has been closed. The dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle 2, sets her sights on the girls, turning their shuddered shelter into a storm of terror. The film was initially set to release on May 19, 2017. It was then pushed back to August 11, 2017, to avoid competition with Alien: Covenant. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 19, 2017.