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Corin Hardy will take the helm of The Nun, a spinoff of The Conjuring

02.02.2017

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When you combine the global box-office take of James Wan's CONJURING movies as well as ANNABELLE, its first spinoff, you come very close to nearly $900 million. That figure is made all the more impressive when when you realize that the combined budget of all three movies was merely $66 million, suddenly, Warner Bros.' interest in cranking out more spinoff's is very understandable. A sequel to ANNABELLE is already on the way and last year it was announced that another spinoff was being developed which would center on the demonic Nun who menaced Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in THE CONJURING 2.

Deadline reports that Corin Hardy has been tasked with helming THE CONJURING spinoff. Hardy had been attached to direct the remake of THE CROW for several years, but when the project moved on from Relativity Studios, it was unclear if Corin Hardy and star Jason Momoa would stick with it. THE NUN will be scripted by Gary Dauberman and James Wan, the latter of whom will also produce along with Peter Safran. I'm a big fan of THE CONJURING and its sequel, but ANNABELLE didn't do much for me. Hopefully THE NUN will be able to deliver some worthwhile scares with Hardy at the helm.

ANNABELLE 2, the next CONJURING spinoff on the slate, will center on a doll-maker and his wife as they decide to open their home to a nun and several girls from an orphanage that has been closed. The doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle, soon sets her sights on the children. The sequel will hit theaters on August 11, 2017.

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7:28PM on 02/03/2017
I wonder when we can expect the Avengers-style team up movie
I wonder when we can expect the Avengers-style team up movie
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1:48PM on 02/03/2017
I'm surprised most of the other movie nerds like myself aren't realizing this is a terrible idea. Not only was Annabelle crap (as predicted and obvious), but so are most of the sequels and spinoffs to Wan's work if he's not at the helm. He's actually my favorite director and the Nun was fantastic horror in Conjuring 2, but because she wasn't overused in the film. A whole movie around her would kill it, especially without Wan directing. Hard pass.
I'm surprised most of the other movie nerds like myself aren't realizing this is a terrible idea. Not only was Annabelle crap (as predicted and obvious), but so are most of the sequels and spinoffs to Wan's work if he's not at the helm. He's actually my favorite director and the Nun was fantastic horror in Conjuring 2, but because she wasn't overused in the film. A whole movie around her would kill it, especially without Wan directing. Hard pass.
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8:15AM on 02/03/2017
Just loved the Conjuring 2 and would actually welcome this spinoff. I bet there's lots of interesting directions that they can go within the church of a fallen nun .
Just loved the Conjuring 2 and would actually welcome this spinoff. I bet there's lots of interesting directions that they can go within the church of a fallen nun .
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4:31AM on 02/03/2017

3, 2, 1, Nun...

The Nun character is creepy and all, but I doubt a decent movie can be made solely based on her. There's probably a good 30 minutes of content that can come from this, but that's it. She's just a cheap scare gimmick with a cool look.
The Nun character is creepy and all, but I doubt a decent movie can be made solely based on her. There's probably a good 30 minutes of content that can come from this, but that's it. She's just a cheap scare gimmick with a cool look.
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8:14AM on 02/03/2017
Did you see Conjuring 2? I thought they did an excellent job setting up a loose, mysterious backstory around Valak, the actual demon. If done right, a new story would delve into why it took the appearance of a nun, what it's after, etc. And since they can't reuse the same ghost in another Conjuring sequel, this seems like the ideal avenue for a spin-off. The foundation is there, it just needs strong writers to move it forward.
Did you see Conjuring 2? I thought they did an excellent job setting up a loose, mysterious backstory around Valak, the actual demon. If done right, a new story would delve into why it took the appearance of a nun, what it's after, etc. And since they can't reuse the same ghost in another Conjuring sequel, this seems like the ideal avenue for a spin-off. The foundation is there, it just needs strong writers to move it forward.
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10:48PM on 02/02/2017
When I first read that, for some reason I was think Corin Hardy was Harmony Korine, and I was like "Wait, what? The Spring Breakers and Kids guy is doing a Conjuring spinoff, that's totally unexpected."
When I first read that, for some reason I was think Corin Hardy was Harmony Korine, and I was like "Wait, what? The Spring Breakers and Kids guy is doing a Conjuring spinoff, that's totally unexpected."
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9:29PM on 02/02/2017

Truly frightening

Great idea for a spin-off. The Conjuring 2 was my favorite movie of last year, and Valak ("the nun") was one of the best, scariest boogeymen in recent memory. That face alone is pure nightmare fuel!
Great idea for a spin-off. The Conjuring 2 was my favorite movie of last year, and Valak ("the nun") was one of the best, scariest boogeymen in recent memory. That face alone is pure nightmare fuel!
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