The Nun II: VFX Breakdown by Ingenuity Studios

The Nun II: VFX Breakdown by Ingenuity Studios

The Nun II (also known as The Nun: Chapter Two) is a 2023 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves, with a screenplay written by Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing, and Akela Cooper from a story by Cooper. Serving as a sequel to The Nun (2018) and the eighth installment in The Conjuring Universe franchise, the film stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons, returning from the first film, with Storm Reid and Anna Popplewell joining the cast. Peter Safran and James Wan return as producers.

In 2017, Wan discussed the possibility of a Nun sequel and by 2019, Safran revealed that the film was in early development. Cooper was initially hired as the sole writer before Goldberg and Naing contributed as screenwriters to the final script. Chaves, who had previously helmed The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021), was announced as director. Principal photography began in October 2022 in France.

The Nun II was released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 8, 2023. The film grossed $268 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, though some deemed it an improvement over its predecessor.

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