Conjuring producer says they have a really fun story for The Nun sequel

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

The Nun, sequel, The Conjuring

THE CONJURING franchise has surprisingly become one of the most successful movie franchises out there, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. THE NUN, the latest film in the series, has become the highest-grossing film in the franchise despite receiving mixed reviews, which means that a sequel is likely inevitable. "I do know where potentially, if The Nun works out, where The Nun 2 could lead to," James Wan said before the release of the film, "and how that ties back to Lorraine's story that we've set up with the first two Conjurings and make it all come all full circle."

While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, THE CONJURING franchise producer Peter Safran said, "I think there is an inevitability to another Nun movie. We have a really fun storyline for that teed up, so I think that that’s the next one that will be written." It's interesting that the character of the Nun, played by Bonnie Aarons, was actually a late addition to THE CONJURING 2. "Yeah, it was two days of additional shooting," Safran said. "We just felt like the demon that we had in Conjuring 2 was not as compelling as we wanted it to be. It was James of that came up with the idea. You know, what’s the most blasphemous thing you could think of? And that is a demonic nun." Safran also praised director Corin Hardy's work on the spin-off film.

After Annabelle 2, we said, ‘We’ve told several families-in-danger in a possessed environment [films]. We really wanted to go far away from that in terms of its look, its feel, the geography, the landscape, everything. Once we knew that people were truly interested in The Nun we said, ‘This is a perfect opportunity to take it outside of America, to take it outside of what people are familiar with, and really place it in a unique environment.’ [We] went over there and shot in Transylvania at those incredible hooded-door castles. There’s nobody better for it than Corin was, because he embraced every element of the journey, of the difficulties of shooting there — to him that made it better, that made it more fun to shoot. He did a wonderful job under very very difficult circumstances. Even though, obviously, the film was somewhat savaged by critics, you don’t get to that kind of box office success without at least the audience the enjoying it. It’s impossible, you can’t have that.

Would you be down for a sequel to THE NUN? Also, be sure to check out our own Kalyn Corrigan's articles regarding her visit to the set of ANNABELLE COMES HOME, which is set for a June 28, 2019 release.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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