12:08pm PT by Katherine Schaffstall
'The Nun' Trailer Takes Characters to Haunted Abbey
The first trailer for The Nun was released Wednesday (June 13). The film is a prequel to the hit Conjuring series.
An image of a ghost nun appears near the beginning as Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) says in a voiceover, “I had a series of visions when I was younger and after each one ended, the same thought would be stuck in my head.” After she is asked what she saw, she responds, “I saw a nun.”
“Words of my visions reached the church and I was asked to accompany a priest to an abbey in Romania,” she explains as clips are shown of the haunted abbey. A particular clip shows Sister Irene walking in a dark tunnel lit by candlelight as a ghost of a nun follows her. Once Sister Irene realizes she’s being followed, another nun runs up and attacks her.
The words “Pray for Forgiveness” appear onscreen as the trailer concludes.
Bonnie Aarons reprises her role as the sinister sister from The Conjuring 2. Demian Bichir plays Father Burke, the priest who brings Sister Irene to Romania. Corin Hardy directed the film, co-written by Gary Dauberman and The Conjuring director James Wan.
New Line will release The Nun in theaters Sept. 7.
Watch the trailer above.