With a marketing campaign with engines now running, the sequel to prequel mode of The Orphan (2009) officially titled Orphan: First Killreveals the first official full trailer, which warns us that the return of Esther (with Isabelle Fuhrman retaking his leading role) is full of old tricks and new victims.
In the trailer, released by the official accounts of Paramount Movies, which acquired the rights to distribute in the domestic market, it is confirmed that the film will be opening in select theaters, Digital and Paramount+ on August 19, 2022.
The plot of the prequel directed by William Brent Bell (Brahms: The Boy II) will explore the origins of the character. And since it is a prequel in which the actress must appear younger than she is, and thirteen years have passed since the launch of the one known in our country as The orphan, One of the main doubts that afflicted the followers was knowing how the production would handle the signing of Fuhrman, who is now 23 years old, because he must seem like a girl in history. It was previously said that the filmmakers would use a combination of forced perspective filming and a world-class makeup team. We see the impressive results in the preview, where it is shown how the combination of tricks and technology managed to reduce the age of the actress’s physical appearance, to convince us of the age that she represents in the story.
Here are some images to prove it:
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS ORPHAN: FIRST KILL
“Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original blockbuster horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America posing as Lena Klammer, the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Lena’s new life as “Esther” comes with an unexpected twist and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at all costs.”
The cast also includes Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You, The Omen) y Rossif Sutherland (Possessor).
Brent Bell directs from the script written by David Coggeshall (Prey, Watch Over Me). Other of Brent’s credits include the first installment of The Boy, The Devil Inside, Wer y Stay Alive.
Dark Castle’s Alex Mace, Hal Sadoff and Ethan Erwin are producing alongside James Tomlinson. David Leslie Johnson is executive producing, and Jen Gordon and Josie Lian supervised for eOne.
The 2009 original film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, grossed $78 million globally. This was backed by Warner Bros. and Dark Castle. Its plot revolves around a married couple who, in the midst of suffering from the loss of their baby, adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not as innocent as she seems. Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard starred in the story.
Official trailer and poster below: