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Akela Cooper will be scripting 'The Nun' sequel

Akela Cooper / All Lights Film MagazineScreenwriter Akela Cooper has been tapped to write the script for the next installment of 'The Nun'.

Cooper is no stranger to the thriller and horror genre. She was also a writer for the film 'Hell Fest'.

Cooper's involvement with 'The Nun' moves the needle when it comes to adding more female voices behind the camera to the male-dominated genre of horror.To date, the 'Conjuring' universe has scared up $1.57 billion at the global box office. 'The Nun' alone is the highest grossing film in the series earning more than $365 million worldwide.

She joins a growing list of recent female horror filmmakers that have been making waves including Jennifer Kent, Julia Ducournau, Ana Lily Amirpour and Alice Lowe.