The first trailer for the next The Conjuring spinoff The Nun dropped this morning. The film will work as a prequel to all of the shenanigans of the Conjuring and Annabelle films. The Nun’s first appearance in this universe was in The Conjuring 2, and it was only a matter of time before she got to haunt her own film. Check out the trailer here:
Filmmaker James Wan, director of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2,” explores another dark corner of that universe with “The Nun.” Directed by Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”), the new fright-fest is produced by Wan and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films in “The Conjuring” franchise.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
“The Nun” stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”) as local villager Frenchie. The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her “Conjuring 2” role as the title character.
Not sure why they had to tell us to stay until the end of the trailer. Did they mean the jump scare? Anyway, the film does look pretty creepy, and the Conjuring franchise has a better track record than most horror franchises (I have enjoyed them all except the first Annabelle film), so anticipation should be elevated for this one.
The Nun hits theaters on September 7th.