Since the massive success of THE CONJURING 2, it was announced shortly after that New Line would be moving forward on yet another spin-off from THE CONJURING franchise by doing a stand-alone feature revolving around the terrifying “Nun.”
Now, it looks like they’ve landed their director.
According to Deadline, Corin Hardy (THE HALLOW) will direct THE NUN from a script by Gary Dauberman and James Wan, who also produces along side Peter Safran. For those of you that have seen THE CONJURING 2, you’ll remember that one of the highlights was Bonnie Aarons as the demonic nun stalking Vera Farmiga’s Lorraine Warren! Much like with ANNABELLE, THE NUN brings the character front and center for her own scary outing. ANNABELLE 2, which was helmed by LIGHTS OUT director David Sandberg arrives in theaters August 11th.
No word on when THE NUN will shoot, but it’s probably up next for Hardy, who has long been attached to the remake of THE CROW with Jason Momoa in the lead. (Ironically enough, he’s off shooting AQUAMAN with James Wan right now!) We’ll keep you posted on when you can expect to see both features.