With the latest chapter of The Conjuring Universe, The Nun, proving to be another solid hit for Warner Bros. at the box office (and taking the series beyond a combined $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office), producer Peter Safran and writer Gary Dauberman have been providing an update on several planned future instalments in the horror franchise.
Firstly, speaking to Cinema Blend, Safran has said that The Conjuring 3 is “actually coming along great. David Leslie Johnson is working on the screenplay, and I feel pretty confident they will have that one up and running next year.”
Before we get to The Conjuring 3, there’s a third Annabelle movie to look forward to on July 3rd, 2019, and Dauberman – who’ll also be making his directorial debut on the film – has offered a few details on the plot and where it fits in the Conjuring timeline.
“This is the Warrens picking up where they bring Annabelle home after we see that in The Conjuring, after they visit the nurses’ apartment. It happens a little while after that, so they bring it home and they’re aware of the doll’s evil, and sort of worry about her presence among the other artifacts. So before Conjuring 2, after [the beginning of] Conjuring.”
Dauberman also spoke briefly about another announced spinoff in The Crooked Man, stating that: “We’re still working on the script for it. The bar is set very high for the movies that we want to make in The Conjuring Universe, and until we get to that place we’re not interested in putting one of these out there into the universe.”
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 (American Horror Story) as Sister Irene, Jonas Bloquet (Elle) as local villager Frenchie, Charlotte Hope (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 Valak.