James Wan conjures up new frights in the teaser trailer for “The Nun,” a prequel of sorts to his horror series “The Conjuring.”
Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”) plays a young nun named Sister Irene who finds herself exploring malevolent spirits in a remote Romanian abbey, accompanied by a priest played by Demian Bichir (“A Better Live”).
Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”) directs the new horror film, which is produced by James Wan and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films in “The Conjuring” franchise.
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 the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
The cast also includes Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”), Charlotte Hope (“Game of Thrones”), Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”), and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her “Conjuring 2” role as the title character.
The screenplay is by Gary Dauberman (“It”), story by Wan & Dauberman. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.
Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema will unleash the movie in theaters on September 7.