The Nun will feature practical FX over CGI

One of the films that I cannot help but look forward to is director Corin Hardy's upcoming THE CONJURING spin-off THE NUN. The titular character is creepy as all hell and I really dug Hardy's previous film THE HALLOW.

It is with this in mind, I was quick to check out the latest episode of Adam Green and Joe Lynch's podcast The Movie Crypt where Hardy was a guest. Hardy talked a bit about the upcoming spin-off and you can find all of his comments - including using practical FX over CGI - below.

Corin Hardy:

I can’t obviously talk too much about what happens. But it was really exciting, when I read the script, that it was something new. So, it’s part of this universe that’s been established, with a character that appeared in a movie, but it wasn’t like doing a sequel or a remake.

He continues:

I’ve come from a love of practical. It’s not just nostalgic, it’s things being real and tangible, and you can light them in front of the camera if they’re there, you can touch them, people can see them, you can make them wet and they look great. All of that stuff you can do in CG but it takes such a lot of work to do it to the right level…I always want to say, ‘Let’s do everything as much as we possibly can for real, including in-camera stunts, effects, and then use the CGI to be beautiful, original, invisible tool.'

And finally:

There’s a lot of pressure because of the incredible success of these movies. But then, you’re so focused on what you’re doing, you don’t really think about that. You’re just making a movie as good as possible. Maybe that will hit when it’s starting to come out, but really there’s just too much to do to be worried about that. You’re just wanting to make sure you’re hitting a level of quality, and originality, and making sure you love what you’re doing, and it goes down well. If you think about the pressure then it’s a little scary.

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A young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, with a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret and confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun from “The Conjuring 2.”

The film is directed by Corin Hardy (THE HALLOW) from a script by James Wan and Gary Dauberman (ANNABELLE, ANNABELLE: CREATION) and stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, and Ingrid Bisu.

THE NUN hits theaters September 7, 2018.

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Source: EW



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