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This September marks the release of the newest entry in The Conjuring universe with director Corin Hardy’s take on The Nun. I’m looking forward to the film, and even more so after today’s news.

Recently Hardy was a guest on Adam Green and Joe Lynch’s podcast The Movie Crypt and let slip some new details about the upcoming spin-off/sequel.

I can’t obviously talk too much about what happens,” Hardy told Green and Lynch. “But it was really exciting, when I read the script, that it was something new. So, it’s part of this universe that’s been established, with a character that appeared in a movie, but it wasn’t like doing a sequel or a remake.”

He continues: “There’s a lot of pressure because of the incredible success of these movies. But then, you’re so focused on what you’re doing, you don’t really think about that. You’re just making a movie as good as possible. Maybe that will hit when it’s starting to come out, but really there’s just too much to do to be worried about that. You’re just wanting to make sure you’re hitting a level of quality, and originality, and making sure you love what you’re doing, and it goes down well. If you think about the pressure then it’s a little scary.

The Crow reboot director then won me over when he spoke a bit about his use of practical FX work over CGI.

I’ve come from a love of practical,” he said. “It’s not just nostalgic, it’s things being real and tangible, and you can light them in front of the camera if they’re there, you can touch them, people can see them, you can make them wet and they look great. All of that stuff you can do in CG but it takes such a lot of work to do it to the right level…I always want to say, ‘Let’s do everything as much as we possibly can for real, including in-camera stunts, effects, and then use the CGI to be beautiful, original, invisible tool.‘”

Amen, Mr. Hardy. Are you more excited about The Nun now that you know the film will feature practical FX over CGI? Let us know below!

The film is directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow) from a script by James Wan and Gary Dauberman (Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation) and stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, and Ingrid Bisu.

The Nun hits theaters September 7, 2018.

Synopsis:

A young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, with a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret and confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun from “The Conjuring 2.”

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