The Conjuring franchise spinoff The Nun is one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2018, but we’ll have to wait a while longer to see it. Though originally slated for release on July 13th, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has pushed the date back to September 7th. While it’s almost never good news to hear that a film is being postponed, there’s a chance this move actually shows the studio expects great things from The Nun.
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The new release date is the same spot Warner Bros released Andy Muschietti’s IT in 2017.
As it stands, The Nun has the post-Labor day frame all to its own. Corin Hardy directs Nun from It scribe Gary Dauberman’s screenplay. Dauberman is also EP; and he co-wrote the story with James Wan. Taissa Farmiga stars as Sister Irene, and Demian Bichir stars as Father Burke. The latter is sent to Rome to investigate the death of a Nun.
While no one is comping The Nun to It‘s enormous record, Warner Bros. and New Line know there’s a horror audience that’s ready and available to come out for frights in the period following the sluggish Labor Day weekend.
We’ll keep you posted as additional details emerge. Stay tuned!