After bringing in more than $365 million at the worldwide box office, it's no surprise that New Line Cinema is developing a sequel to The Nun, and it's being reported that Akela Cooper will write the screenplay.
Deadline reports that Cooper will write The Nun sequel for New Line. Since her first TV writing credit in 2012, Cooper has already become a notable scribe in the horror and sci-fi genres, writing for the TV series Grimm, Witches of East End, The 100, and American Horror Story, with a co-writing credit on 2018's haunted attraction horror film Hell Fest.
Plot details for The Nun sequel have yet to be revealed. Set in Romania circa 1952, the first film explored how the demon Valak—a supernatural nemesis of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren—crossed over into our world and haunted a group of nuns living in an ancient monastery.
Gary Dauberman, writer of four movies in The Conjuring universe (and director of the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home), wrote the screenplay for The Nun, which was directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow).
The director of the sequel has yet to be named, but James Wan and Peter Safran will produce the film through Atomic Monster and The Safran Company, respectively.
In addition to The Nun sequel and Annabelle Comes Home, New Line also has The Curse of La Llorona coming out in theaters this week. Based on Mexican folklore, the film is directed by Michael Chaves, who will next helm The Conjuring 3 for New Line. In the meantime, we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on all things that go bump in the night within The Conjuring universe.