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‘Conjuring’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’ Heads to Rome

New Line Cinema continues to spin their Conjuring web into a massive universe.

The character of the Nun, who was a late addition to The Conjuring 2, was so popular she demanded a spinoff. It’s happening with Corin Hardy (The Hallow) at the helm, with New Line dating The Nun for release in theaters on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Machete Kills and Hateful Eight star Demián Bichir is the first to join the cast, reports TheWrap, explaining that he will play a priest named Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate a mysterious death of a nun.

Bichir will next be seen in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.

Scripted by Gary Dauberman and James Wan, and produced by Wan and Peter Safran, the film gives front-and-center treatment to the demonic nun who menaced Vera Farmiga’s character throughout The Conjuring 2.

The Nun will be the fifth(!) film in the franchise and will follow this summer’s Aug. 11 release of Annabelle 2.

Lights Out director David F. Sandberg is currently in post-production on Annabelle 2, which he tells us “will be the Godfather II of creepy doll movies.” We’re told that the film’s protagonist is going to be a nun who is worried that her orphans are becoming prey to an evil entity. Could this nun tie into the story of The Conjuring 2 and its forthcoming The Nun spinoff?

And what about a third Conjuring? I think it’s safe to assume a third is quickly going into development.



  • Mavis Zene

    Demian Bichir is a good actor. Hopefully, that machete guy doesn’t get involved in this, though.

    • Nick Botic

      It’s Danny Trejo. He’s in everything. Literally, every movie you watch, he’s there, even if you don’t see him.

  • I can’t wait to watch The Nun!

  • Khy

    I LOVED The Nun. But I hope this doesn’t go the way of Annabelle. What started out as a terrifying element is now a bore. Please don’t ruin the Nun. I feel like only James Wan can nail Annabelle/The Nun.

  • Ocelot006 .

    We can get five Conjuring films but not one Friday The 13th movie. Fuck.

    • Satanzilla

      The problem is, the F13 movies have pretty much always been shit, whereas the conjuring pics usually get good reviews and strong box office (well except for Annabelle in terms of reviews) so there’s strong interest in moving the mythos forward.

      F13 is a big unstoppable guy in a mask killing annoying teenagers. Um, ok. Now what?

    • Nick Botic

      We already have 12 (11 plus vs Freddy) Friday the 13th movies and the old TV series. I don”t see your connection

      • Ocelot006 .

        My connection relates to the present time. Which is more than clear as we are living in the present.

        • Nick Botic

          I obviously get that. My point is that your point is stupid.

          • Ocelot006 .

            Okay then. What a wonderful talk. You say you don’t see the connection but then tell me you obviously get it. So which is it?

  • Satanzilla

    For fuck’s sake, no mention of Bonnie Aarons herself, who played the Nun?

  • Ginchy

    The nun was terrifying. I really hope the movie is done well.

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