Orion Pictures released an official trailer for the supernatural horror thriller “The Prodigy” this morning. The film was directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil’s Door) and stars Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is The New Black”) in her first horror thriller role. The plot of the film might not be the most original out there but it’s nice to see Schilling trying something new.
The story follows Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles, exhibits disturbing behavior that signals an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him.
Joining Schilling in the film are Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”), Peter Mooney (“Burden of Truth,” “Rookie Blue”), and Colm Feore (Thor, Pearl Harbor). The film was produced by Tripp Vinson (The Rite, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, Pet Sematary). Fans of the genre can watch the first official trailer below.
“The Prodigy” will open against several major releases in February, including “Cold Pursuit” with Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, and Laura Dern; Taraji P. Henson’s comedy “What Men Want,” and “The LEGO Movie 2”. The other notable thrillers and horror films releasing that month are the “Jacob’s Ladder” remake; Gina Rodriguez’s action-thriller “Miss Bala;” “Happy Death Day 2U” on Valentine’s Day weekend; and “The Turning”. The weather might be cold but horror-thriller fans will have plenty of films in the warm theaters. “The LEGO Movie 2” will most likely win the weekend when “The Prodigy” finally releases in theaters, but we will have to wait until February to see if the other horror-thrillers scheduled to release that month will overshadow the film.
“The Prodigy” is set to hit theaters on February 8, 2019.