New ‘The Prodigy’ Trailer: ‘Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling Mothers a Scary Child

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Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling will be mothering one problem child in the upcoming horror-thriller The Prodigy.

Jackson Robert Scott (who played Georgie “You’ll float, too!” Denborough in It) is hyper intelligent boy Miles, whose genius is perhaps surpassed by his increasingly malicious leanings. “Mummy? Will you always love me? No matter what I do?” Yeeaaahh, no.

The new trailer doesn’t have a nifty jump scare like that first one did, but it’s another moody marketing piece focused on tone. These scary kid horror films are a dime a dozen, so fingers crossed for something strong here.

Directed by Nicholas McCarthy (At the Devil’s Door, The Pact) and written by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, Pet Sematary remake), The Prodigy will be hitting US cinemas on 8 February 2019.

In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee 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 choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate 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 becomes frighteningly blurry.

Orion Pictures
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