Where’s the sequel to the most successful spinoff to The Conjuring?
The Nun–which hit theaters four years ago and is still the highest-grossing entry in The Conjuring universe–would seem to be the perfect launching pad for a sequel, especially given the flood of horror sequels nowadays.
So, what gives?
Speculation has swirled around that sentiment for some time now, and Taissa Farmiga–who portrayed Sister Irene in The Nun–recently addressed the rumors and theories during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
When asked about the status of the sequel, Farmiga said there have “definitely been whisperings and talks in the last year, but the pandemic has obviously affected everything. I heard mentions of it last fall, and there were talks of potentially trying to see what my availability was.”
But the actor was quick to add that she hasn’t seen a script yet. “So,” she said, “I haven’t heard anything definite or anyone say that it’s going. So, I don’t know, but I would love to go back and visit Sister Irene. It’s been years.”
Franchise producer Peter Safran also chimed in on the possibility of a sequel, saying there is a “really fun story” somewhere in the pipeline.
The original 2018 The Nun–directed by Corin Hardy from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (based on a story by Dauberman and James Wan)–is a spinoff and prequel to 2016’s The Conjuring 2.
The film–starring Farmiga, Demian Bichir, Jonas Bloquet and Bonnie Aarons–follows a Roman Catholic priest and a nun in her novitiate as they uncover an unholy secret in 1952 Romania.
The Nun–which received mixed reviews (good performances and atmosphere, but weak narrative)–earned $365 million worldwide on a $22-million budget.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on a possible Nun 2.