With plentiful plates spinning in the Conjuring Universe, now comes word on another upcoming new entry for the sinister shared realm franchise.
Courtesy of Deadline, we now know that a sequel to Corin Hardy’s The Nun is now in development and will be penned by Akela Cooper. Cooper is likely best known for her writing credits on genre efforts such as Luke Cage, American Horror Story and Grimm.
On this Nun follow-up, producer Peter Safran told EW, “We have a really fun storyline for that teed up, so I think that’s the next one that will be written.”
To date, last year’s The Nun is the highest grossing movie in the Conjuring franchise. So far, the greater Conjuring Universe has seen five features make it to the silver screen – The Conjuring, Annabelle, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle: Creation and The Nun – and this shared world doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon.
We say that because Michael Chaves’ April 19th release The Curse of La Llorona is indeed a part of the Conjuring Universe, with that to be followed this July by Annabelle Comes Home and then September 2020’s The Conjuring 3. In addition to those pictures, there’s still also plans for The Crooked Man to follow at some point down the line.
It's not known what spooky terrors Valak has in mind this time out or whether director Corin Hardy will be returning to helm the feature, but expect more on this Peter Safran and James Wan-produced Nun sequel as it continues to develop.