Saw and Insidious director James Wan let it slip on Twitter that his next film will tell the life story of the world’s two most famous paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who rose to public prominence during the notorious Amityville investigation.
The Warrens were responsible for training several paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, the late Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis.”
Source: Dread Central
Oh terrific. You know the Warrens? The self-styled ghost experts… See these stories:
Demons in Connecticut – CSICOP- Joe Nickell
[…]the Snedekers brought in notorious “demonologist” Ed Warren and his “clairvoyant” wife Lorraine. The couple made a business—some would say a racket—of spirits. They came to be called many things, ranging from “passionate and religious people” to “scaremongers” and “charlatans”. Already having helped promote the Amityville “horror” and a similar West Pittston, Pennsylvania, “nightmare”, they continued their modus operandi of arriving at a “haunted” house and transforming the case into a “demonic” one, in keeping with their own medieval-style Catholic beliefs.
Hunting the Ghost Hunters- Steven Novella of The NESS
The Warrens called their organization the New England Society for Psychic Research (NESPR), but as we will see, they were a “research” organization in name only. They still have a presence on the web, and Lorraine still gives ghost lectures. Their original website proudly proclaimed that “Our mission is to move the area of psychic phenomena out of the dark ages into the mainstream of rigorous scientific thought and inquiry.” But upon inspection, their methods lack the components of genuine scientific inquiry or even the most fundamental attempt at scientific rigor. Rather than an earnest search for the truth, regardless of what that may be, their society seeks only to support their a priori assumption that the phenomenon is real.
I wonder if that side of the story will be in the film.
UPDATE (21-Jan-2012) Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the Warrens?
In The Conjuring, written by Chad and Carey Hayes, Wilson and Farmiga will play a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.
The story is based on the real life tale of the Perron family and their ordeals in the 1970s. When New Line acquired the pitch from the Hayes, it included life rights to the Perron family and the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
A March shoot in North Caroline is being eyed.