James Wan directed "The Conjuring" in 2013. ©All Rights Reserved/Warner Bros. Pictures

James Wan directed “The Conjuring” in 2013.
©All Rights Reserved/Warner Bros. Pictures

(Relaxnews) – After helming the 2013 movie about the paranormal detective team, James Wan will return for the sequel, Deadline reports. News of his arrival follows the decision to push “The Conjuring 2” forward to 2016.

James Wan, who recently wrapped “Fast and Furious 7,” is no stranger to the horror genre. Among his directing credits are the first “Saw” movie, “Insidious 1 & 2” and “The Conjuring.” And after the success of the latter movie, it’s hardly surprising that New Line called upon him to helm the sequel.

Confirmation of “The Conjuring 2” comes just weeks after the release of the prequel “Annabelle,” which has been an international success. The sequel is due to begin lensing next summer for a release in 2016.