Taissa Farmiga Lights The Way In First Official Image From The Nun

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Proving that superheroes don’t have exclusivity over the idea of cinematic universes, WB’s wildly popular series of films based around The Conjuring shows no signs of slowing down. In the past, I’d joked about the mainline flicks based on the real life cases investigated by the Warrens as being The Avengers in this scenario, a jest which is pretty much holding true.

Next on the docket for solo outings is that of The Nun, which may have been the most memorable thing to come out of The Conjuring 2. That said, it’s a no-brainer that the studio mine the concept for spinoff potential, though I remain perplexed as to why The Crooked Man is also being looked at for a movie of its own, as both personas were merely the same entity assuming different forms – but I’m not here to discuss the reasoning behind milking cash cows.

So, while we wait for the first trailer set to drop tomorrow, Empire’s here to the rescue us with the first official image taken from the highly anticipated fright fest. Interestingly enough, it features Taissa Farmiga doing her best Bray Wyatt impression with a lantern, no doubt investigating some kind of supernatural shenanigans. And if her name sounds familiar, it should, because her sister, Vera, has been headlining the flagship Conjuring pictures since the beginning.

Here’s what director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) had to say to the outlet about his latest joint:

“The period and the setting and the scope of it hark back to really classic, old-school, scarlet-blooded horror films. And I loved that the story was a character-driven mystery as well as a scary horror movie.”

And if you’d like a little more info, we advise that you check out this synopsis:

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 arrives in theaters on September 7th.

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