New Line Cinema has released a new video with franchise creator James Wan discussing the latest film in The Conjuring film universe. The video features Wan, director Michael Chaves and the cast discussing the return of the eery Valak and what film goers should be expecting.
Wan also teases The Nun 2’s connection to the franchise’s main original Conjuring story, hinting at a full-circle moment that would tie Valak to The Warrens. The featurette also offers new details to the story including the demon nun’s bloody quest to find an ancient relic that would make its more powerful. The church is once again relying on Taissa Farmiga’s Sister Irene to once again stop Valak before it keeps on killing priests and nuns across Europe.
“1956 – France. A priest is murdered,” the synopsis for the film reads. “An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.”
The Nun 2 is directed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) from a screenplay written by Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg, based on Akela Cooper’s latest draft. Joining Farmiga in the horror sequel are Jonas Bloquet as Frenchie/ Maurice, Bonnie Aarons as Valak, along with franchise newcomers Storm Reid, Anna Popplewell, and Katelyn Rose Downey.
Watch the trailer here.