Annabelle: Creation is an upcoming 2017 supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg, and written by Gary Dauberman. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It tells the story behind the origin of the possessed Annabelle doll. The film stars Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 11, 2017.
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, sets her sights on young Janice.