Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Writer Gary Dauberman Brings Both Dark and Light to this First Trailer for The Nun

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Tagline: "Witness the Darkest Chapter in The Conjuring Universe."

The Nun is the latest horror film, set in The Conjuring universe. Originally developed by director James Wan, The Conjuring universe has developed into both Annabelle storylines and now The Nun. The Nun has been directed by Corin Hardy of The Hallow (2016) fame. This title, like Annabelle: Creation, was written by Gary Dauberman. Dauberman has recently been interviewed on some of his latest films. In these interviews, he mentions the need for a Gothic setting. He also talks about The Conjuring universe and how his faith influences his writings. Meanwhile, the first trailer, for The Nun, has been released and the clip can be found below.

Dauberman has talked about the setting of the film and its influences, with Collider. Writer Dauberman mentions the need for Gothic elements, sometimes captured in Romanian architecture: "it’s gotta be in Romania because of certain story elements, but also because of the production value you get from like, a castle in Transylvania, and this big looming thing, and you get the cross and the fog over the graveyard." Dauberman mentions the influences of Hammer films, from the past: "we talked a lot about the Hammer movies and stuff like that as sort of an influence. So it’s got that kind of vibe to it that I think it’s just different and sets it apart." This film fan knows Hammer films for their use of vampires and creatures to create tension. Their name is well known in the horror film industry.

In another interview, Dauberman talks about how his faith influences his writing in the horror genre. With the Herald, Dauberman mentions how his own spirituality creates both a dark and light world, in his scriptwriting: "I'm a believer, so I believe evil and demonic entities are out there - but so is God, and so is good. Even as dark and scary as these movies can get, there's always that safety net. If evil is true, the opposite must also be true." You can see some of these influences in the trailer as one initiate is deceived by a shadow, in an underground crypt. The scene does not play out as a viewer might expect. Evil is always unpredictable.

Warner Bros. is set to show The Nun, in theatres, this September. The film stars Oscar nominated actor Damian Bichir ("A Better Life"), Taisssa Farmiga ("American Horror Story") and Jonas Bloguet (Elle). As well, Bonnie Aarons reprises her role from The Conjuring 2. All of these actors will bring something truly dark to their roles as seen in this first trailer for The Nun.

Release Date: September 7th, 2018 (Theatrical).

Director: Corin Hardy.

Writers: Gary Dauberman.

Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope

The first trailer for The Nun:

The film's homepage, with more details: The Nun Movie Website

An interview with Gary Dauberman at Collider: A Dauberman Interview on Setting

Dauberman at the Herald: A Dauberman Interview on His Spiritual Influences

Another familiar horror title written by Dauberman (Annabelle: Creation):

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