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.