'The Nun' director teases 'mysterious journey' in Transylvania

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The Nun
A poster of "The Nun" film. The Conjuring Universe/ Twitter

In a recent interview, “The Nun” director Corin Hardy and cast member Taissa Farmiga (Sister Irene) teased details about the film. The horror flick is a spin-off of “The Conjuring” franchise, and the plot is set in 1952 Romania. The movie is expected to explore the origins of the infamous demon.

In an interview with Collider, Hardy teased that the film has an “adventure, mystery” feel to it. The plot focuses on two people, Father Burke (Demián Bichir) and Sister Irene, going to Romania on a “mysterious journey” to investigate the death of a nun in an abbey in Transylvania.

Farmiga is a lead actress in the film, but she was scared to watch the movie at a recent screening, even though she knew exactly what happens in every scene. “I’m one of the most sensitive people in that regard,” Farmiga said. The director pointed out that this was a good thing while filming because he could feel the nerves of the actress when they were filming some scary scenes.

Teasing some details about her character, Farmiga said that her character is on the path to becoming a nun, but she hasn’t taken her final vows yet. The character had a difficult childhood, with her experiencing visions. Sister Irene wants to find out if these visions are from above or from someone sinister, and this motivates her to take the journey to Transylvania.

Visions are common in “The Conjuring” universe, and when asked if the spin-off will have any connection to the main movie saga, the director said “absolutely.” Hardy said that the fans will see the connection in subtle details in his movie, and there is one major connection that the director didn’t reveal because that’s a spoiler.

“The Nun” is set to be released on Sept. 6 in Australia.