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Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Conjuring 2's Demon Nun Gets Spinoff Film

The Conjuring 2 opened last week and immediately destroyed its competing movies with flying sinister colors. And with its success, the people behind the film are pretty confident with announcing that a spinoff movie featuring the film's creepy demon nun antagonist is being planned. [hit the jump to continue]

According to THR, which reported some pretty neat info about the film, revealed that the character almost didn't make it into "The Conjuring 2". The studio and (director) James Wan had a cut of the movie, which stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators, in which the antagonist was a demonic figure with horns. The studio was ready to release that version but at the last minute, Wan was struck by a revelation. And so he came up with a new concept, a demon nun, which he pitched to New Line. And even though the late-in-the-game change could have spooked some studios, New Line exec gave him their blessing.

The shoot took place in March, just three months before the movie was scheduled to open on June 10. Some of the changes were minor: The art piece that Wilson is painting was altered digitally as the horned demon made way for the demon nun. Some were more extensive, such as a set piece in which Farmiga watches in terror as a shadow crawls across the wall to line up with the painting and … (well, you'll just have to see the movie to learn more). Bonnie Aarons, under heavy makeup, played the character.

As mentioned in THR's report, this isn't the first spinoff the Conjuring series has spawned. If you'll recall, a couple years back, "Annabelle" hit theaters. This film was based on the doll that showed up in the first Conjuring movie, though despite all the high expectations, the film was a big disappointment. Time will tell if the Nun will hold up and have the same quality as the actual Conjuring films.
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