Prequel To ​Horror Film Orphan In 'Final Stages' Of Completion

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Prequel To ​Horror Film Orphan In 'Final Stages' Of Completion

A prequel to horror flick Orphan is in the 'final stages' of completion, with director William Brent Bell promising an 'extremely violent' and 'brutal' ride.

Orphan: First Kill is the follow-up to the 2009 breakout hit, which followed a grieving couple who adopt a mysterious young girl named Esther.

The new instalment will serve as a prequel, providing a back-story to Esther - who, it turns out, is actually called Leena Klemmer.

According to ScreenRant, in the forthcoming movie we'll find out about how she escaped from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travelled to America while impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

Isabelle Fuhrman will be reprising her role as Esther, alongside newcomers to the franchise, Julia Stiles and Rossif Sutherland.

Bell recently teased a bit of information about what we can expect from the chilling new prequel.

Speaking on Bloody Disgusting's podcast The Boo Crew, Bell said: "The movie has a very childlike quality in some ways, but it's also extremely violent at other times. Because she's a violent psychopath. The movie is turning out just awesome.


"[Esther] is this very romantic person who so much wants love and then when she doesn't get it, a different side of her comes out. And it's brutal.

"So the movie really plays both of those sides really well. So it has a really big heart for her, but it also has a real... super dark side."

Filming took place last year, with Furhman sharing a blood-splattered selfie from the set.


"Shaving cream showers and a whole lot of fake blood... this is our last week on #esther," she wrote in the caption of her Instagram post.

At the moment, no release date has been confirmed for Orphan: First Kill, but Bell said they were in the 'final stages' of completing the project.

No doubt the prequel will prove just as huge for horror fans as the first film, which became a surprise box office hit after grossing $77.9 million (£55m) on a reported $20m (£14m) budget.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

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