‘The Nun’: First Trailer Teases a Creepy ‘Conjuring’ Prequel

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The first trailer has arrived for The Nun, the upcoming horror prequel spawned from The Conjuring franchise.

Taissa Farmiga stars as Sister Irene and Demián Bichir plays Father Burke in this new chapter, which heads to Romania and tells of what unfolds when a young nun takes her own life at a cloistered abbey. A priest and a novitiate are sent by the Vatican to investigate, and… yeah, they’re not in for a great time.

The Conjuring universe continues to expand following James Wan’s two Conjuring films and the two Annabelle films. David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) delivered a surprisingly solid chapter with 2017’s Annabelle: Creation; let’s hope The Hallow helmer Corin Hardy can follow suit. Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation and It scribe Gary Dauberman is behind the screenplay, with Wan continuing on as producer.  Check out the moody trailer below, which boasts a nicely crafted moment to get that buzz started.

The Nun will be haunting Aussie cinemas from September 6 and US cinemas from September 7.

Official rundown for The Nun:

Filmmaker James Wan, director of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2,” explores another dark corner of that universe with “The Nun.” Directed by Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”), the new fright-fest is produced by Wan and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films in “The Conjuring” franchise.


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.


“The Nun” stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”) as local villager Frenchie. The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her “Conjuring 2” role as the title character.


Hardy directs “The Nun” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“It”), story by James Wan & Gary Dauberman. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.


Joining Hardy behind the scenes are director of photography Maxime Alexandre (“The Voices,” “Annabelle: Creation”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out,” the “Insidious” films), editors Michel Aller (“Lights Out,” “Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension”) and Ken Blackwell ( “Ouija” “Friday the 13th”), and costume designer Sharon Gilham (TV’s “Black Mirror”). The music is by Abel Korzeniowski (“Nocturnal Animals”).


New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, “The Nun.” Opening in theaters on September 6, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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