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'Conjuring 2' Release Date Pushed Back Due to Lawsuit Filed Against Producers

  • Picture: Warner Bros.
    Ed and Lorraine Warren portray by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring.
April 1, 2014|4:51 pm

The "Conjuring 2" release date could be pushed back as production of the film might be halted thanks to a lawsuit filed against the film's producers.

Producer Tony DeRosa-Grund and his production company Evergreen Media Group, who licensed the rights to the first film alleges that they were not compensated by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. for use of the case files of paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren.

Evergreen claims that New Line was only granted rights to a limited selection of the case files which were actually less than 1 percent of the total. The Warren's life stories had to be purchased and Mr. DeRosa-Grund had to be credited as a producer, according to a previous agreement.

Warner and New Line failed to adequately compensate them for the sequel and a series spinoff titled "Annabelle."

"Plaintiffs and New Line successfully developed and produced a hit theatrical motion picture entitled 'The Conjuring' based on one of the selected case files," reads the suit. "Defendants, however, now seek to reap all of the profits from 'The Conjuring' while denying their financial obligations and failing to pay any profits to Plaintiffs."

DeRosa-Grund is calling to bring the film's production to a halt with the case.

"Plaintiffs and New Line successfully developed and produced a hit theatrical motion picture entitled 'The Conjuring' based on one of the selected case files," read the suit. "Defendants, however, now seek to reap all of the profits from 'The Conjuring' while denying their financial obligations and failing to pay any profits to Plaintiffs."

"Of particular urgency, Plantiffs are informed and believe that New Line has developed produced and completed production of a motion picture entitled 'Annabelle' based on a different selected case file," the lawsuit continued.

That project is based off the doll seen in the Warren's basement in the first "Conjuring" film.

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