The Conjuring universe continues to grow.
A sequel to 2018’s The Nun–part of one of James Wan’s successful horror franchises–is in the development stage, with a few key pieces reportedly in place, according to a report on collider.com.
Warner Bros. officials dropped the news at this week’s CinemaCon–but stopped short of revealing any details on the plot or a release window. But it was reported that Michael Chaves–who helmed The Conjuring 3–will direct the film, and Akela Cooper–known to horror fans as the screenwriter of Malignant–will handle the scripting chores. It’s also believed that Wan will return as producer and Bonnie Aarons will reprise her star role of the demon Valak.
The Nun–directed by Corin Hardy from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (from a story by Dauberman and Wan)–served as a spinoff and prequel to 2016’s The Conjuring 2. The film was not a big hit with fans or critics, but made a killing at the box office, earning $365 million on a budget of $22 million.
The Nun–starring Aarons, Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet–follows a Roman Catholic priest and a nun in her novitiate as they uncover an unholy secret in 1952 Romania.
With so few details known about the sequel at this early stage, keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Nun 2.