James Wan’s fantastic new film, The Conjuring 2 opened last weekend at #1 to great financial success. It has also received a positive critical and audience consensus, with many loving Wan’s craft and his success in bringing respect back to studio horror films. After the success of this film, it looks like New Line Cinema is ready to tackle on another spinoff based off of The Conjuring series – this time featuring the nun.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Conjuring 2 co-writer David Leslie Johnson has been hired to pen what is being titled The Nun. Wan along with producer Peter Safran, are reuniting to produce the spinoff. Apparently, the demonic nun character did not exist in the film until three months before its release, being added during last-minute reshoots.
This marks the second time a spinoff has been set for this series, after New Line Cinema greenlit Annabelle for a 2014 release. That film was based on the unforgettable doll that was featured in 2013’s The Conjuring.
What do you think about this potential spinoff featuring the demonic nun? I’m curious to see where this can go, but I have a sad feeling that this may be a shameless cash grab due to the recent success of The Conjuring 2. Perhaps Wan can have a bit of a hand in the film, but I think he’ll be spending a bit of time under the sea for now…
In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next target of the malicious spirits.
The Conjuring 2 is in theaters now.