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First Trailer For Orphan Prequel Has Dropped

Shola Lee

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First Trailer For Orphan Prequel Has Dropped

*This article contains spoilers for Orphan (2009).*

The official trailer for Orphan: First Kill has just dropped and it looks set to be as creepy as the first film.

Check out the trailer below:


Ah, Orphan, the film that had babysitters everywhere overly suspicious of the 'kids' they were watching. Now, the prequel is set for release on 19 August and is a prequel to the events of the 2009 hit.

The new film sees 'Esther' aka Leena Klammer (Isabelle Fuhrman) 'orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travelling to America 'by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family'.

Who head's up that family? Katie Mauerova (Julia Stiles) and her husband Richard (Rossif Sutherland). The couple are, naturally, thrilled to find their missing daughter - only to realise something is terribly wrong.

Esther is back to terrorise another family. Credit: Paramount Movies
Esther is back to terrorise another family. Credit: Paramount Movies

Anyone that's watched the first film knows, Isabelle Fuhrman, who was just 12 at the time, is key to the films twists and turns.

As the 2009 movie eventually reveals that Esther is actually a 33-year-old woman who has a rare condition which stunted her growth and allowed her to falsely impersonate a child.

With the actress, now 25, returning as a younger version of Esther, you'd imagine there would be some kind of CGI involved.

But, you would be wrong. Turns out that Isabelle's youthful looks meant that producers didn't have to pay out for special effects.

As the actor told The Hollywood Reporter: "We didn’t use special effects, we didn’t use any crazy makeup tricks.

She poses as a wealth family's missing daughter. Credit: Paramount Movies
She poses as a wealth family's missing daughter. Credit: Paramount Movies

"And I think that’s what makes the movie work, is because you really can’t figure out how I look like a [9-year-old], but I do. And it’s really creepy," she told the publication.

She went on to say how odd it was to step back into her youth: "I was there every day. I know how we did this. I know all the tricks, and I’m so thoroughly disturbed right now because I somehow am 9 years old again, and it doesn’t make any sense."

"I was like, ‘How do I revisit this part and then also convincingly play a kid?’ Because that was the easy part last time — the hard part was trying to be an adult! Now the hard part is I have to be a kid," which, honestly sounds so creepy we're sure viewers won't be disappointed.

And director William Brent Bell promised that the film would be 'extremely violent' and 'brutal'.

Yep, everything you want for some light summer watching.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Movies

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, News

Shola Lee
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