Gary Dauberman is a behind-the-scenes staple of The Conjuring universe launched by James Wan in 2013. He penned both Annabelle movies as well as the upcoming third installment in the spinoff series, Annabelle Comes Home, arriving in theaters on June 28th. He also penned The Nun, directed by Corin Hardy and released in 2018.
So it might seem like a given that Dauberman would be scripting the planned sequel to The Nun–except he won’t be. Today brings word that The Nun 2 (working title) will be written by Hell Fest/Luke Cage scribe Akela Cooper. Deadline broke the news:
“Cooper is no stranger to the thriller and horror genre. In addition to working on the Netflix Marvel series Luke Cage, she was a writer on the Lionsgate/CBS film Hell Fest and penned the screenplay for the upcoming A.I. doll thriller M3gan from Conjuring Godfather James Wan and Atomic Monster. In addition to Luke Cage, her TV credits include the wildly popular American Horror Story franchise and Netflix’s forthcoming series Jupitor’s Legacy.
If you missed The Nun when it was in theaters, check out the synopsis and trailer below.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
The Nun stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.
No word yet on who will be directing and starring in The Nun 2, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned and check back often!