Warner Bros. has premiered a new poster for the upcoming “The Conjuring” spin-off “The Nun” starring Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga. Tipped to be the darkest chapter in the onscreen Conjuring-verse so far, the film’s director Corin Hardy revealed that its producer James Wan served as second unit director for part of the production.
The film follows a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows who are sent by the Vatican to investigate an apparent nun suicide in a small Romanian church. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Speaking with EW, Hardy discussed Wan’s extra involvement in this entry:
“Very excitingly, James Wan was my second unit director in a little bit of additional photography. It is funny, but we did some additional photography, and you’re always pushing for double what you really can afford, time- or budget-wise. I said, ‘I want to do all of this, but if we’re going to do it, we really need to run two units.’ James is a full-on, hands-on guy and he was like, ‘Anything I can do of service!’ It was like, ‘I really want to take you up on that.’ So, there were nights when he was shooting a section in the forest and I was shooting interiors.”
“The Nun” is set for release on September 7th.