It’s time for Valak’s closeup.
The Nun 2–the sequel to the 2018 installment in The Conjuring universe–has started filming in France, and producer James Wan this week posted the good news on his Instagram account. Check out the post on this page.
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The horror pic–directed by Michael Chavez (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) from a screenplay by Akela Copper (Malignant)–stars the returning Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene and Bonnie Aarons as the demon Valak, along with Storm Reid.
Produced by Wan and Peter Safran, The Nun 2 is slated for theatrical release Sept. 8, 2023.
Little is known at this point about the sequel, except that it’s set in France in 1956, where there is “an evil spreading,” according to the logline. And Sister Irene “once again comes face-to-face with the demonic force of Valak.”
The original The Nun–directed by Corin Hardy from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman–follows a priest “with a haunted past” and a novice “on the threshold of her final vows” who are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in 1952 Romania and confront “a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun,” according to the synopsis.
The original film received mixed reviews, but still earned an impressive $365.5 million worldwide on its $22-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Nun 2.