The sequel to 2014 horror hit Annabelle has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, with David F Sandberg directing.

Principal photography has begun in Los Angeles on New Line Cinema’s Annabelle 2,sequel to the 2014 horror hit (pictured) that took $84.3m in North America and $172.6m internationally.

David F Sandberg directs (taking over from the first film’s John R Leonetti) from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote the original. Peter Safran and James Wan are once again producing.

Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson and Philippa Anne Coulthard star in the tale of a dollmaker and his wife who take a nun and several orphan girls into their home and become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation Annabelle.