The first teaser trailer for The Nun warns: “Before The Conjuring…before Annabelle…the darkest chapter was born.” The teaser trailer arrived along with a new poster and photos from the 2018 horror film that explores the backstory of the creepy nun in The Conjuring 2 painting.
The Conjuring prequel stars Oscar nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (Elle) as local villager Frenchie. (Taissa Farmiga is The Conjuring star Vera Farmiga’s sister.) The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (Toni Erdmann) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons. Aarons is reprising her role as the title character.
James Wan directed The Conjuring and its sequel, The Conjuring 2. He was involved as a producer on this prequel along with Peter Safran, a producer of every film in The Conjuring‘s franchise. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams served as executive producers. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (It) based on a story by Dauberman and Wan.
New Line Cinema’s The Nun will open in theaters on September 7, 2018.
The Plot: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.