The Conjuring Universe is set to have a new entry into it’s franchise catalog as Michael Chaves’ ‘The Nun II’ is currently scheduled to make it’s arrival in theaters on September 8th, just ahead of Halloween season.
Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Storm Reid, Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia franchise) and Katelyn Rose Downey star in the sequel, which is again produced by James Wann.
According to the official rundown: “1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit THE NUN follows SISTER IRENE as she once again comes face to face with the demonic force VALAK – THE DEMON NUN.”
The film is hoping to have similar success at the box office that the 2018 film ‘The Nun’ experienced. Despite being slammed by critics and audiences, the film generated around $365 million globally.
Chaves recently spoke about the film’s story, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly: “Maurice made his way to France and he’s working at this boarding school as kind of a handyman,” says Chaves. “He has a friendship and a flirtation with one of the teachers there, and you can see him starting to mature, so that’s where our characters start out. But we know from the first film that there’s something terrible inside of him, that Valak escaped within him, and events pull Irene back on this collision course with her old friend.”