by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
The Conjuring 2 was a really good horror movie. While not as good as the first one it had an engaging story and was anchored by exceptional performances from Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. And now it looks like the second film will follow in the footsteps of the first by giving one of it’s creepy antagonists their own film.
Much like Annabelle (which spun out of the cameo appearance by the doll in the Warren’s Evil Things collection in the first film) The Hollywood Reporter says that the creepy demon nun from the sequel is being primed for her own film.
David Leslie Johnson – co-writer of The Conjuring 2 – has been hired to script the upcoming horror film with director James Wan on board to produce.
No director has been announced as of yet.
I like the idea of the demon nun getting her own film. Her appearance in the The Conjuring 2 gave enough leeway that you could get a prequel film of sorts with her gaining influence over another soul before targeting the DeFeo’s at Amityville…or even pick up in the present day, decades after her battle with the Warrens.
THR even had an interesting nugget of info regarding how her appearance evolved:
The studio and Wan had a cut of the movie…in which the antagonist was a demonic figure with horns. The studio was ready to release that version but at the last minute, Wan was struck by a revelation. And so he came up with a new concept, a demon nun, which he pitched to New Line. And even though the late-in-the-game change could have spooked some studios, New Line exec gave him their blessing.
Thankfully New Line had enough faith in Wan to go this route, as seeing the demon nun was just unsettling and left me feeling…uneasy a lot of the time she was up on screen. Hopefully her spin-off solo effort will creep me out just as much as her turn in The Conjuring 2.