Ashley Bell will reprise her role of Nell
in The Last Exorcism 2.
It's been quite a while since the sequel to the surprise hit The Last Exorcism went into production this past February, and updates on its status have been few and far between. Now, though, Bloody Disgusting is reporting the first official plot synopsis for what's currently (and hopefully temporarily) titled Last Exorcism II: The Beginning of the End (SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen the first movie):
Continuing where the first film left off, teenage Nell Sweetzer is found dirty and terrified in the woods having just escaped a demon ritual in which a cult helped her give birth to a demon baby. Confused and scared, Nell is examined by doctors but she doesn't remember much about the previous few months except that as a result of everything, her family is now dead. She is moved into Davreaux -- a girls' halfway house in New Orleans, where she will try to put her life back together with the help of the therapist, Frank Merle. She even begins to date a boy named Chris and starts a job at a local hotel. But something doesn't feel right to Nell. She is being sought after by the demon who possessed her in the first Last Exorcism. It wants Nell, but in a different way than before...
Based on that description, it seems unlikely that the sequel will be a "found footage" film like the original, although I wouldn't put it past the studio to figure out some way to film it in that cost-effective manner. Sadly, there's still no official release date for the sequel yet, but according to IMDb, it's hitting theaters in France on September 11, 2013, so it would be fair to predict an August release (especially since the original came out in August 2010).
Source: Bloody Disgusting