Magnet Releasing’s first official trailer for Marrowbone is really weird and creepy, and it doesn’t reveal too much while still being an effective tease of the upcoming horror film. Marrowbone marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Sergio G. Sánchez who’s best known for writing The Orphanage (2007) and The Impossible (2012).
Marrowbone‘s cast is led by Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things, Casualty), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch: A New England Folktale), George MacKay (Captain Fantastic, 11.22.63), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness, Everest), and Matthew Stagg (War & Peace TV mini-series). The cast also includes Kyle Soller (You, Me and the Apocalypse), Tom Fisher (Kingdom), and Myra Kathryn Pearse.
Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustín, Ghislain Barrois, and The Orphanage and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona served as producers. Sandra Hermida and Paloma Molina executive produced. Sergio G. Sánchez’s behind the scenes team includes cinematographer Xavi Gimenez, editor Elena Ruiz, and production designer Patrick Salvador.
In an interview with The Moveable Fest during the Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Sanchez explained how the film came about. “It actually started with my producer Belén Atienza. We like to play this game whenever we have some free time that we call the pitching game, and [she] was like, ‘Okay, throw me an idea for something. Don’t even think about it.’ So I gave her the seed of this story, and she was really excited about it. She told me, ‘Why don’t you try and just write three pages a day?’ I had no idea where it was going – I only had the concept – but I started sending her three pages every day, and suddenly by the time I got to page 60 I was so in love with the story, I wrote the last 40 pages in one day.”
Magnet Releasing has set an April 13, 2018 theatrical release date. The horror film will also premiere on April 13th on Amazon Video, On Demand, and iTunes.
The Plot: Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting thriller.