Following the recent news that The Conjuring 2 spinoff The Nun is set to be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow), the film has now been scheduled for a Friday the 13th theatrical release in 2018.

Variety reports that New Line Cinema has scheduled The Nun for a July 13th, 2018 release, which just happens to be a Friday the 13th, adding an extra layer of eeriness to the film's upcoming debut. Hardy will direct from a screenplay by James Wan and Gary Dauberman, with Wan and Peter Safran producing the project.

Specific plot details are unknown at this time, other than the fact that the spinoff will focus on the villainous nun who was inserted into The Conjuring 2 towards the end of shooting, when Wan came up with the idea for the creepy character played by Bonnie Aarons.

As fans of The Conjuring franchise know, this isn't the first character encountered by the Warrens to receive its own movie. In 2014, New Line released Annabelle, a film about the origin of the haunted doll faced by the Warrens (and eventually held behind glass in their museum). A sequel to that movie, Annabelle 2, is scheduled to come out on August 11th, 2017, and will be directed by David F. Sandberg (who helmed Lights Out).

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on all of these projects, and let us know what you think about a film dedicated to the nun. Are you interested in seeing the backstory of the phantasmal force, or would you prefer to have the nun stay enshrouded in mystery?

Source: Variety
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