The new trailer for Orion Pictures’ The Prodigy finds Orange is the New Black‘s Taylor Schilling welcoming a new addition to her family. She’s a proud mom when her infant son speaks well before the time when he should be able to communicate, and is astounded by his progress. However, her pride turns to fear as her son grows and his intelligence seems to be derived from some terrifying supernatural force.
Taylor Schilling leads the cast which includes Jackson Robert Scott (It, Fear the Walking Dead), Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth, Rookie Blue), and Colm Feore (The Umbrella Academy, House of Cards). Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil’s Door) directed from a script by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train). Buhler also recently adapted Stephen King’s bestselling Pet Sematary for the 2019 film starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow and directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose‘s Tripp Vinson produced the 2019 horror film. Nicholas McCarthy’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Bridger Nielson, editors Tom Elkins and Brian Ufberg, and costume designer Catherine Ashton.
Orion Pictures has set a February 8, 2019 release date for The Prodigy.
“In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Taylor Schilling stars in The Prodigy as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.”