Filmed in Romania.
Originally had an July 13th 2018 release.
Director Corin Hardy has a recent interview where he spoke a bit about the film, saying: "..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." Adding... "I’ve come from a love of practical [effects]. 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." Lastly he added... "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." (3/22/18)
Co-writer Gary Dauberman had a recent interview where he discusses the tone and approach they're taking with the film, saying: "Y’know, James has been really particular and he wants each movie in the universe to have its own sort of flavor and its own sense of style and not feel like it’s just kind of a rehash of what’s come before and I think The Nun takes a really cool approach that, you know, we haven’t seen before in some of the other movies. It’s not … Just based on the location alone, like where he was very particular about no, it’s gotta be in Romania because of certain story elements, but also because of the production value you get from like, a castle in Transylvania, and this big looming thing, and you get the cross and the fog over the graveyard. It’s very atmospheric, it’s very moody. We talked a lot about the Hammer movies and stuff like that as sort of an influence. So it’s got that kind of vibe to it that I think it’s just different and sets it apart." (9/11/17)
Charlotte Hope (HBO's Game of Thrones) will play "Sister Victoria, a nun haunted by a demonic presence."
Ingrid Bisu plays "Sister Oana."
Jonas Bloquet (Elle) plays "a local villager Frenchie."
Actress Bonnie Aarons returns as the demonic Nun.
Taissa Farmiga (FX's American Horror Story) is set to star as "Sister Irene."
Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, Alien: Covenant) is set to play "a priest named Father Burke who is dispatched by Rome to investigate a mysterious death of a nun."
Corin Hardy (The Hallow) directs.
Ironically the demonic nun in Conjuring 2 was a last minute decision by director James Wan. Originally the antagonist was going to be some sort of demonic figure with horns, but Wan apparently had a revelation and brought his nun idea to the studio. After the studio approved it additional filming occured just a few months before the movie's June release. There were other digital alterations to reflect the change.
James Wan will only return in a producing capacity.
The Conjuring 2 co-writer David Leslie Johnson scripted an early draft.
This is the second spinoff to come from The Conjuring films, the first was Annabelle.
This is a spinoff from The Conjuring 2, which featured the same demonic nun.