Four films deep, The Conjuring universe is now widely considered to be a cornerstone of Hollywood’s horror scene. Not bad for a film franchise that flickered into life only four years ago.
In that time, James Wan (Aquaman) has delivered The Conjuring and its sequel, The Enfield Poltergeist, while director John R. Leonetti broke course to focus on the nightmarish little doll known as Annabelle. A worldwide haul in excess of $256 million was enough to warrant a sequel (read: Annabelle: Creation), which is available via Blu-ray and DVD as of yesterday, October 24th.
Not only was it another feather in New Line’s cap – Creation topped its predecessor’s haul by almost $50 million at the global box office – but David Sandberg’s chilling follow-up helped expand The Conjuring universe into uncharted territory. Next up? The Nun, and Bloody Disgusting has today uncovered the first footage from Corin Hardy’s 2018 spinoff.
First spotted by one eagle-eyed YouTuber, Annabelle: Creation‘s Blu-ray comes packing a featurette designed to present an overview of The Conjuring universe and its many permutations. Top of the list is Corin Hardy’s The Nun, which is due in theaters next summer. It’s not a terribly revealing preview, but you’ll be able to take a peek at the upcoming spinoff right around the four-minute marker.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The story centers on a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania taking her own life, with a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret and confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun from The Conjuring 2.
Starring Taissa Farmiga, Demian Bichir, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope, Jonas Bloquet and Ingrid Bisu, The Nun is expected to haunt theaters on July 13th, 2018. Also in the works at New Line is a spinoff dedicated to The Crooked Man, another apparition introduced via The Conjuring 2.