After launching a profitable spin-off sequence from The Conjuring with Annabelle that sees Annabelle 2 arriving in theaters this August, New Line introduced a Conjuring 2 spin-off final summer season entitled The Nun. Right this moment the studio has discovered its director for this horror spin-off, enlisting The Crow remake director Corin Hardy to take the helm. No story particulars have been given presently, however this spin-off might provide an origin story for this terrifying nun character, who was truly a last-minute addition into the sequel.
The demon nun scene was an enormous hit when the film was launched final summer season, but it surely was not a part of the unique script, and it was added into the movie simply months earlier than the film opened, throughout reshoots. James Wan had a reduce of the film the place the villain was merely a demon with giant horns, who Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) encounter. The studio was able to launch this model, however then the director had a last-minute imaginative and prescient that this character was truly a demonic nun, dubbed Valak. He satisfied the studio to bear reshoots in March, three months earlier than the film opened on June 10.
Whereas among the modifications that wanted to be made had been minor, with the artwork piece Ed Warren is portray being modified from a demon to a nun, others had been way more in depth. One scene that was added concerned Lorraine Warren watching the nun’s shadow crawl throughout a wall to line up with the portray. Bonnie Aarons portrayed the nun in The Conjuring 2, however we’ll have to attend and see if she comes again. The Nun was additionally featured in an epic prank video that surfaced simply earlier than the sequel’s launch in Brazil.
Our preliminary report revealed that David Leslie Johnson, who wrote The Conjuring 2, was writing the script, with James Wan and Peter Safran coming again to supply. That does not appear to be the case anymore, with Deadline reporting that James Wan is co-writing the script with Gary Dauberman, who wrote each Annabelle and Annabelle 2. This venture shall be Corin Hardy’s subsequent movie, placing The Crow reboot on the back-burner as soon as once more. Jason Momoa is connected to star, however the venture must discover a new studio house after lastly breaking away from Relativity Media.
The Conjuring hit theaters in the summertime of 2013, opening with a powerful $41.eight million, en path to $137.four million home and $318 million worldwide, from a $20 million price range. The 2014 spinoff, Annabelle was additionally successful with audiences, incomes $84.2 million home and $256.eight million worldwide, from only a $6.5 million price range. The Conjuring 2 earned $102.four million domestically and $217.eight million internationally for a worldwide whole of $320.2 million, from only a $40 million price range. Hopefully we’ll hear extra about casting for The Nun quickly, together with phrase on whether or not or not Bonnie Aarons will return to reprise her function.