Orphan was a horror movie that took the world by storm with its massive twist that no one anticipated. It was disturbing; now, we have Orphan First Kill, a prequel to the previous movie. As expected, Orphan First Kill is a crime, drama, and horror movie. William Brent Bell is the movie’s director, and the screenplay is by David Coggeshall. The movie is based on Characters by Alex Mace. If you are a fan of Orphan because of its dark twist, you are not in for a treat with its prequel. Here’s everything we know about the movie.
Orphan First Kill: Release Date
The movie will be released on August 19, 2022. eOne and Dark Castle Entertainment announced the prequel back in 2020. However, the previous movie was “Esther.” Later, the movie was renamed to its current title.
Soon after the movie’s announcement, principal photography began in November 2020. Later, the movie was wrapped in December of the very same year.
Paramount Players, in September 2021, acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. The movie will enjoy a limited theatrical release. Further, the movie will also stream on Paramount+.
Isabelle Fuhrman will be back as Esther Albright. One might wonder how it is even possible? Well, the credit goes to the combination of forced perspective shots and makeup. Let us now have a look at the members who will join the Orphan franchise.
- Julia Stiles as Tricia Albright
- Rossif Sutherland as Allen Albright
- Hiro Kanagawa as detective Donnan
- Matthew Finlan as Gunnar Albright
- Samantha Walkes as Dr. Segar
- Dave Brown as Dr. Novotny
- Lauren Cochrane as officer Leahy
- Gwendolyn Collins as Anna Troyer
- Kristen Sawatzky as Federica
- Jeff Strome as Lobby Guard
- Andrea del Campo as Betsy
- Alec Carlos as Mike
- Alicia Johnston as Karen
Firstly, Orphan First Kill is the prequel to the original Orphan movie. In this movie, the saga of Esther will continue. In this movie, the viewers will finally know how Esther escaped the Estonian psychiatric facility. She further travels to America by impersonating a missing daughter of a rich family. Obviously, we will again enjoy a twist. However, that twist is still under wraps. To be honest, keeping it under the wrap is a good decision as the movie belongs to the thriller genre. Also, what is the point of watching a thriller if you already know the twist?
However, we know that again, in this movie, we will see the power of a mother who is determined to protect her family at any cost. The movie comes with the tagline, “There’s always been something wrong with Esther.”
The movie belongs to the crime, drama, horror, mystery, and thriller genre. It has an R rating; therefore, the viewers will witness plenty of graphic content. Stay prepared for it!
Orphan First Kill: Trailer
The trailer of Orphan First Kill is out. The trailer starts with the statement of an old man saying to a woman that he found her daughter and she is alive. Then, we see a reunion of the daughter and mother. Esther then comes to a new home and says she is happy to be home and loves her family very much.
Check official Trailer:
Gradually, the creepiness begins in the trailer, and we can see her so-called mother sensing it too. Esther’s behavior is described as neurotic. Then, the shadow of light and drawing is again witnessed on the screen. Finally, the question that pops up is, if she is not Esther, who is she?
The mother was protecting her family, no matter what is perhaps the most powerful statement of the trailer. The release date of Orphan First Kill is fast approaching. You can start the countdown.