As The Conjuring franchise prepares for its next spinoff film in this summer's Annabelle Comes Home, producer Peter Safran has confirmed a sequel to last year's spinoff The Nun is currently in development.
While promoting the third Annabelle film, Safran, who has produced every installment of the popular horror movie franchise, revealed the next spinoff to be written will be a sequel to The Nun after the horror spinoff became the highest earning film in the franchise to date.
"I think there is an inevitability to another Nun movie," explained Safran in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We have a really fun storyline for that teed up, so I think that that’s the next one that will be written.”
Taking place predominantly in the 1950s, The Nun is currently the oldest film chronologically in The Conjuring timeline. With the spinoff, the filmmakers decided to differentiate it from the rest of the franchise by setting it in Transylvania, with Safran complimenting director Corin Hardy for helming the production with its on-location filming while taking advantage of the foreign setting.
"Once we knew that people were truly interested in The Nun we said, ‘This is a perfect opportunity to take it outside of America, to take it outside of what people are familiar with, and really place it in a unique environment,'" Safran added. "[We] went over there and shot in Transylvania at those incredible hooded-door castles. There’s nobody better for it than Corin was, because he embraced every element of the journey, of the difficulties of shooting there; to him that made it better, that made it more fun to shoot. He did a wonderful job under very, very difficult circumstances."
Directed by Corin Hardy, The Nun stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet.