'The Nun': Demian Bichir will star in the spin-off of 'The Conjuring'

Josh Jones Friday 07 April 2017

Actor Demián Bichir in 2012 became the second Mexican actor to be nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the drama directed by Chris Weitz, 'A Better Life'. One of his most remembered roles is his interpretation in Steven Soderbergh's biopic 'The Argentine' and 'Che: Part Two', where he gave life to the Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bichir will play a priest ordained by Rome to investigate the death of a nun in Corin Hardy's new horror film, 'The Nun'. The film will be based on the character of the terrifying demonic nun of 'The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist'.

James Wan, director of 'The Conjuring' and its sequel, will be in charge of spin-off production. The nun in question did not originally appear in 'The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist' script, but their inclusion at the last minute helped make the horror franchise the third-highest grossing in history. The filming will begin in Romania in summer and its premiere is scheduled for July 13, 2018. Until then fans of terror will enjoy with 'Annabelle: Creation', the sequel of the spin-off 'Annabelle'.

A lifetime of work

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The Mexican actor has a long career. He began playing small roles in soap operas and intercalating them with Mexican films like 'Rojo Amanecer' or 'Cilantro y parjil', among others. He was an actor of dubbing in several titles. He lent his voice to Prince Eric in 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Aladdin'. He played Fidel Castro on Steven Soderbergh's 'The Argentine' and 'Che: Part 2' tapes and in 2011 was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 'A Better Life'. He has worked with Quentin Tarantino in 'The Hateful Eight', where he gave life to Bob "El Mexicano" and this year he is part of the cast of the highly anticipated 'Alien: Covenant'.

Anticipated horror films of 2016 & 2017!

1 'The Autopsy of Jane Doe'

'The Autopsy of Jane Doe'

Directed by the Norwegian André Ovredal ('Trollhunter'), 'Jane Doe' autopsy presents a father (Brian Cox) and a son (Emile Hirsch), owners of a funeral home where a young, anonymous woman with no immediate signs of death is brought in.

2 'Split'

'The Nun': Demian Bichir will star in the spin-off of 'The Conjuring'

After surprising us with 'The Visit', M. Night Shyamalan seems to remain ready to regain his throne lost as king of the thriller with his new proposal, 'Split', which raised passions among those who saw it before its premiere.

James McAvoy plays Kevin, who has multiple personality disorder and, according to his psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), has a total of 23 different personalities. The most dangerous thing is that the number 24 is being made in control of everything and forces him to kidnap three young people, including the unbeatable Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, 'The Witch').

3 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'

'The Final Chapter'

The saga of Paul W.S. Anderson on the Capcom franchise, comes to an end with 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter', sixth installment of the series starring Milla Jovovich.

Although the terror of the first film has long since passed, these films have become one of the greatest guilty pleasures of the twenty-first century, it is not to say that we died of desire to see again Alice in action, and more if we go back to where it all started, to Raccoon City, the place where the Umbrella Corporation intends to start the final countdown to the existence of humanity.

4 'Rings'


After several delays in its release date (it was to arrive in 2016), we will finally be able to see the expected return of Samara and the damn video tape that has terrified a generation.

'Rings', the third late installment of the American remake, has been directed by Spanish F. Javier Gutiérrez. In it, Johnny Galecki ('The Big Bang Theory') will play Gabriel, a professor to whom two of his students, Holt (Alex Roe) and Julia (Matilda Lutz) announce that they are being frightened after seeing a tape and that they have one week to live. The surprise that we have prepared this new delivery, is the video that hides within the video in question, and which no one has yet seen.

5 'Get Out'

'Get Out'

Blumhouse's new production is Jordan Peele's debut feature, and has one of the most inspiring arguments this season. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Catherine Keener, tells how Chris (Kaluuya), a young African American, comes to visit his girlfriend. There he will witness the strange way in which the entire Afro-American community of the place behaves.

6 'Raw'


The debut of Julia Ducournau could well be classified as a late example of the New French Extremity. FIPRESCI winner during the Cannes Critics' Week of 2016, and the Citizen Kane Awards for Best Novel Direction, Méliès d'Argent and the Young Jury Prize in Sitges, 'Raw' presents a story about the passage To the adulthood of Justine, a 16 year old who has just moved to the veterinary campus.

Raised under a strict vegetarian diet, Justine's sexual arousal will be tied to a strange craving for raw meat. The anxieties and fears of adolescence, university raves and a little cannibalism, will delight lovers of strong emotions.

7 'A Cure for Wellness'

'A Cure for Wellness'

Gore Verbinski returns to the horror genre with "A Cure For Wellness", a title of the Dostoevsky dyes in which Dane DeHaan plays a young executive who is sent to a wellness center in the Swiss Alps, in order to bring back the CEO of the company. Once there, and after unraveling some secrets, he will be diagnosed with the same rare disease that all the patients of the center suffer.

As evocative of its trailer, we can say that it is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

8 'The Belko Experiment'

'The Belko Experiment'

Another of the filmmakers to return this year is Greg McLean, who is responsible for 'Wolf Creek', 'Wolf Creek 2', 'Rogue', and 'The Darkness', has joined forces with James Gunn to make 'The Belko Experiment', which is somewhat of a mix between 'Battle Royale' and 'Office Space'.

9 'The Bye Bye Man'

'The Bye Bye Man'

A new review of the myth of the Boogeyman comes from the hand of Stacy Title, responsible for 'The Bye Bye Man'.

His premise may bring to memory other childhood baddies like Candyman, or Freddy Krueger himself, but this time The Bye Bye Man, from a story by Robert Damon Schneck, is willing to Proclaim itself as the new icon of the horror genre. Or if not, let them tell the group of college students they will terrify once they have pronounced their name.

10 'Alien: Covenant'

'Alien: Covenant'

Since the opening of the first official trailer for 'Alien: Covenant', many voices have risen in favor of the spirit of the title, which seems to evoke the original 'Alien' in terror and Science-fiction super production that was 'Prometheus'. Ridley Scott returns to take command in a new delivery located chronologically before the film of 1978 and that will show us, once again, the Xenomorphs in all its (terrific) splendor.

11 'Annabelle: Creation'


'Annabelle', the spin-off of 'Warren's Record', became one of the highest-grossing horror titles of recent years, although criticism was the devastating and was not the product that many expected.

As expected, the terrifying doll returns to the screen with 'Annabelle: Creation', which has directed David F. Sandberg ('Lights Out') and stars Miranda Otto. In this new story, an orphanage will be the location where the demonic toy will wreak havoc.

12 'It'


Another expected return is Pennywise, who returns thanks to Andy Muschietti ('Mama') in a new adaptation of Stephen King's novel.

With Bill Skarsgård taking inspiration from Tim Curry, the new actor has seriously raised our expectations.

13 'Insidious: Chapter 4'

'Insidious: Chapter 4'

The fourth installment of the 'Insidious' saga initiated by James Wan becomes another of the expected titles of the year. Directed by Adam Robitel ('The Taking of Deborah Logan'), and without knowing anything yet about its argument, the only thing that we can say is the script returns to be of Leigh Whannell and that Lin Shaye will once again play Elise Rainier.

14 'Friday the 13th (2017)'

'Friday the 13th'

It is one of the longest-running horror sagas in history, with twelve films, including a crossover ('Freddy vs. Jason') and a 2009 remake.

'Friday the 13th' will return with more Jason in a story that will delve into the origins of the psycho-killer, where we will see for the first time his father Elias Voorhees and a young Pamela Voorhees, the antagonist and pioneer of the whole series of deaths. Directed by Breck Eisner ('The Crazies', 'The Last Witch Hunter').

15 'Saw: Legacy'

'Saw: Legacy'

After a few years without presenting itself to its annual meeting, finally this 2017 will return for October one of the most profitable sagas of recent cinema: 'Saw'. There are no plot details, no casting, only that the eighth title of the series will be 'Saw: Legacy', which already started production during the last quarter of 2016.

We will see how Jigsaw has been sitting these sabbatical years and if he returns with the strength with which he is expected.

16 'Cold Skin'

'Cold Skin'

Adapting to the big screen the novel 'Cold Skin' by Albert Sánchez Piñol, Xavier Gens ('Frontier(s)', 'Hitman') has been responsible for carrying out a project that has been postponed for years until, at last, it will see the light this 2017.

Starring Aura Garrido, Ray Stevenson, and David Oakes, and tells us how an IRA activist arrives on a small island lost in the ocean where he must join forces with his only inhabitant to face the horde of sea monsters that attack the lighthouse every night.

17 'Leatherface'


Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury ('Inside', 'Livid', 'Among The Living') make the leap to Hollywood with a new prequel in the universe of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', where we meet a young Leatherface.

In the cast, we will have Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor and Angela Bettis.

18 'Gerald's Game'

'Gerald's Game'

The expected adaptation of one of Stephen King's great novels, Gerald's Game, will finally see light, after years and years of walking through the offices of producers.

It will be Mike Flanagan in charge of carrying out this truculent story starring Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Bruce Greenwood, and in which Jessie ("Before I Wake", "Ouija: Origin of Evil") Burlingame (Gugino) must fight to survive after her husband has died suddenly leaving her handcuffed to bed for a weekend in her remote lake house. To make matters worse, a maniac prowls the surrounding area.

19 'Muse'


The new film from Jaume Balagueró after the setback of '[REC] 4', again takes the international air of his first projects ('Darkness', 'Fragile'). In 'Muse', we can see Christopher Lloyd and Franka Potente sharing prominence with Leonor Watling.

The story presents Samuel Salomon, who after being in depression after the death of his girlfriend, returns to work as a police officer. During his absence, in his nightmares he repeated the brutal murder of a woman. Now, a woman like the one who appeared in her dreams has been found dead in the same circumstances in real life.

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