In the year 1956, within the borders of France, a tragic event unfolds as a priest meets a sinister end, signaling the ominous arrival of an evil presence. Sister Irene finds herself once more confronting a malevolent and otherworldly entity, thrusting her into a harrowing encounter with demonic forces.
Release date: September 8, 2023 (USA)
Director: Michael Chaves
Story by: Akela Cooper
Distributed by: Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures
Based on: Characters; by James Wan; Gary Dauberman
Cinematography: Tristan Nyby
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The Nun II Be Movie About
Bonnie Aarons, the actress who portrays the demon Valak, expressed her hope for the film to delve deeper into the character of the demon. This exploration could potentially provide hints about how Ed and Lorraine Warren might confront this malevolent force in future Conjuring films.
In the conclusion of the first Nun film, it was revealed that Maurice, also known as “Frenchie,” had become possessed by Valak. This possession and Maurice’s subsequent exorcism were the subject of a video shown during Ed and Lorraine Warren’s seminars, which took place twenty years later. During this exorcism, Lorraine witnessed terrifying visions of Ed’s death.
Fans are eager to see how Maurice’s story will unfold in this next chapter of The Conjurverse, and whether his exorcism will bring together the casts of both The Conjuring and The Nun.
The official story description reads as follows:
“1956 – France. A priest is murdered. 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“
Cast of The Nun II
Bonnie Aarons is set to reprise her role as Valak, the demonic Nun, in The Conjuring universe. She first appeared as the terrifying character in The Conjuring 2, haunting the Warrens. Aarons is known for her dedication to portraying terrifying characters with wild makeup and prosthetics, having taken on roles as multiple demons, a vampire, and a nightmarish figure in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.
Taissa Farmiga will return as Sister Irene, who previously battled the powerful demon Valak in The Nun. In the upcoming film, it appears that Valak may have followed Irene and Maurice to France, leading to another confrontation.
Taissa Farmiga, the younger sister of Vera Farmiga (who plays Lorraine Warren), is known for her roles in The Final Girls and various characters in American Horror Story. Fans wonder if the two sisters will appear alongside each other in Maurice’s eventual exorcism.
Jonas Bloquet will reprise his role as Maurice (Frenchie), the French delivery man who becomes possessed by the demon in The Nun. After his possession, he mentions returning to his father’s tomato farm in France, which sets the stage for the next film.
Anna Popplewell will appear as Marcella, a new character who is a schoolteacher at St. Mary’s School in France. She is recognized for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series and her recent work in The Gallery and the upcoming film Fairytale.
Young actress Katelyn Rose Downey will play Sophie, Marcella’s daughter, in her third credited acting role. She previously portrayed Violet in The Princess and will appear as Caitlin Mohan in the upcoming crime series Clean Sweep.
Storm Reid will join the cast as a fellow Nun-in-training, bringing a sense of funkiness to the dark story. She is known for her lead role in A Wrinkle in Time and her appearances in The Last of Us and Euphoria.
Making of The Nun II
Director Michael Chaves will return to The Conjuring franchise to helm the second Nun film. He previously directed The Curse of La Llorona, produced by James Wan, and later collaborated with Wan on The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, where he brought a fresh and immersive darkness through terrifying visuals of demonic possession.
Akela Cooper is the writer responsible for the story and screenplay of The Nun II. Recently, she received credit for her work on the 2023 horror film M3GAN and collaborated with James Wan on the successful film Malignant. Cooper has primarily focused on horror projects throughout her career, including contributions to Grimm and American Horror Story. Additionally, she has also delved into the world of superheroes, writing episodes for Luke Cage, Jupiter’s Legacy, and Avengers Assemble.
Joining Cooper as screenwriters are Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, who have previously worked together on various horror and horror-adjacent projects such as The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Eli, Fear The Walking Dead, and Dead Summer.