Following the box office success of “Annabelle: Creation,” the team behind “The Conjuring” cinematic universe is gearing up for the upcoming release of the franchise’s latest spin-off, “The Nun.” To give horror fans some interesting details, popular Hollywood horror screenwriter Gary Dauberman hinted on what to expect in the upcoming movie.

Dauberman, who also wrote the two "Annabelle" movies, penned the latest film in “The Conjuring” cinematic universe. The movie will focus on the story of Valak, the evil nun who was first introduced in the franchise’s second installment.

Mission-based and action-adventure film?

Even though Dauberman is quite taciturn about the details of “The Nun,” the 40-year-old screenwriter/executive producer hinted that the upcoming spinoff will be “a little bit more of a mission-based movie.” In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he explained that they (along with “The Conjuring” and “Insidious” director James Wan) wanted to add an “action-adventure flavor” to the spin-off.

In addition, Dauberman revealed that their location really gave a “very atmospheric and moody” setting. He added that the castles and the mountains in Romania and Transylvania really made the film’s production value “grand and beautiful,” saying he really understood why Wan wanted to film the spin-off in those places.

Valak’s story

The upcoming spin-off, which is helmed by Corin Hardy, will depict the story of an eidolic nun possessed by a demonic entity. It will follow the events in Rome, where a priest (played by Demián Bichir) was involved in the investigation of a nun’s mysterious death.

According to GameSpot, the spin-off focuses on Valak, a demon that started its existence as a 17th-century legend that real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren encountered. Lorraine even saw the demon who took the form of a nun in “The Conjuring” movies once in a “vortex.”

Even though Valak is not connected to the Warren’s Enfield or Amityville cases, the character plays a significant connection to the whole cinematic universe of the franchise.

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In fact, the evil nun even appeared in “Annabelle: Creation.”

Cast and release date

Apart from Bichir, the upcoming spin-off also features actors Taissa Farmiga as fellow nun Sister Irene and Charlotte Hope as Sister Victoria, a nun haunted by a demonic presence, Pop Culture noted. Bonnie Aarons, on the other hand, will reprise her role as the film’s satanic villain, Valak.

Meanwhile, “The Nun” is scheduled for release on July 13, 2018. It will then be followed by the release of another spinoff titled, “The Crooked Man.”

‘The Conjuring’ lawsuit

In other related reports, Warner Bros is reportedly facing a $900 million lawsuit over “The Conjuring” franchise.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit was filed by Gerald Brittle, who claims to have the exclusive rights to Warren’s case files and published the book, “The Demonologist,” in 1980 about the Warrens.

In Brittle’s lawsuit, he also claimed that the Warrens can’t enter into a “motion picture deal” without his consent. Warner Bros, on the other hand, argued that no one has the exclusive rights especially when it comes to telling the stories of real-life figures and events.

The studio even raised the other issues such as the statute of limitations. They also suggested to move the dispute to arbitration or the case’s dismissal but U.S. District Court Judge John Gibney Jr. rejected the studio’s bid and set a trial on April 16.