Has James Wan summoned up another horror hit with The Nun, which is produced by the Insidious and Aquaman filmmaker and directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow)? We’ll find out when this Conjuring universe movie is released Sept. 7, but fright fans can get a taste of the terrors to come with the movie’s just-released trailer.
The Nun concerns a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows who are sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide at an abbey in Romania. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret and risk their lives — and their souls — to confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun as the abbey becomes a battleground between the living and the damned.
The Nun stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, and Bonnie Aarons. The film is written by Gary Dauberman (It, the Annabelle films) from a story by Wan and Dauberman and was shot in Romania and Transylvania.
“It was a fantastic experience,” Dauberman told EW last year of the shoot. “Because of Dracula and all that, you’re like, ‘Well, I would love to go Transylvania, but I didn’t feel I would ever have the chance.’ Lo and behold, James has this idea: ‘Hey, I really think The Nun needs to be set in Romania.’ You’re like, ‘F—, alright!’ And you go there, and you realize, Oh, this is why he wants to set it in Romania. The production value, with the castles, and the mountains — it’s so beautiful and grand. And there’s not many people better to be with in Romania and Transylvania than Corin Hardy, who lives and breathes this stuff. He had endless ideas. It was another great working experience, within the Conjuring universe.”
Watch the trailer for The Nun, above.