The demon nun is back for more deviltry.
The Nun 2–the sequel to the 2018 entry in The Conjuring Universe–now has a date for unleashing another unholy demon rampage on the big screen, according to a report on Screen Rant.
The sequel–directed by Michael Chaves (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) from a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Malignant)–will land in theaters Sept. 8, 2023, five years after Valak’s last appearance. Filming is slated to start next month in France.
The film–produced by James Wan and Peter Safran–brings back Bonnie Aarons as the demon nun Valak and Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene.
The only brief synopsis provided so far is that the sequel–set in France in 1956–sees “an evil spreading.” The film “follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with the demonic force of Valak, the demon nun.”
The original The Nun was not received well by critics and, with few reports about a sequel, many fans doubted another film in the series would ever be made. But, considering the success Warner Bros. has had with The Conjuring franchise (The Nun earned an impressive $365.5 million worldwide), it’s no surprise that the sequel is being made and that it will debut again in September–a short hop to the spooky season.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on The Nun 2 as they become available.