October 20, 2012


One of the many films to premiere footage at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director James Wan‘s (Insidious) supernatural thriller The Conjuring.  The film stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as “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.”  Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor play a couple who unknowingly move into the haunted farmhouse with their kids.  For more on the film, here’s Matt’s recap of the Comic-Con panel.

Shortly before the panel started, I saw down with Wilson for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about how he got involved in The Conjuring and what attracted him to the material, what it’s like attending a comic convention after playing Nite Owl in Watchmen, what’s his favorite cut of the film, his thoughts on walking around a future convention in costume as Nite Owl, an adaptation of Caught Stealing, the status of an Insidious sequel, what it was like to do a reading for Rob Marshall‘s screen adaptation of Into the Woods, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

the-conjuring-patrick-wilsonPatrick Wilson:

  • 0:21 – Do the gates of a comic convention just open for him since he starred in Watchmen?
  • 0:39 – If people want to talk about Watchmen if they bump into him on the convention floor.
  • 1:05 – His favorite cut of Watchmen.
  • 1:44 – Why he should walk around a comic convention in a crappy Nite Owl costume.
  • 2:41 – If there’s anything he collects like comics, toys, etc.
  • 4:04 – Talking about The Conjuring and what attracted him to the material.
  • 6:19 – How he got involved with the project.
  • 6:56 – Doing a reading for Rob Marshall’s screen adaptation of Into the Woods.
  • 7:47 – If he expected news of the reading to break.
  • 8:31 – Working on an adaptation of Caught Stealing.
  • 9:25 – Possibly doing a sequel to Insidious, and other future projects.


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  • JM

    Great and underated actor. Good luck for all his projects

  • jimmer

    anyone else catch him in prometheus

    • lee

      Yes! I thought I was seeing things. Great interview, as usual. I never really paid much attention to Patrick Wilson until Watchmen but I loved him in it. And his enthusiasm for it at SDCC really won me over.

  • Mee

    GREAT interview!

  • JakeDJ

    He looks like the actor who was in the movie CONJURER about the witch’s spirit haunting the remote farmhouse from last year.

    Is this a remake or sequel to that movie…..does anyone know?

    We saw the original at the Slamdance Festival in 2010 and it also aired on Showtime last year. It was actually pretty good with no real gore but great atmosphere….spooky the way we like ghost stories.

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