Take a look at the creepy trailer released for upcoming horror film The Turning, a new adaptation of the 1898 novella by Henry James.
The film follows Kate (Mackenzie Davis, Terminator: Dark Fate), who takes on a job as a nanny to two disturbed orphans, Flora (Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project) and Miles (Finn Wolfhard, Stranger Things). It doesn’t take long before the dark occurrences begin, as the sinister secrets the mysterious estate and these two kids harbour begin to reveal themselves.
It’s pretty familiar haunted house/creepy kids stuff, but that’s a proven canvas for some good horror. Let’s hope that’s what we have here. The trailer bodes well, with some strong cinematography and what look like appropriately unsettling performances from the young cast members. This marks the second feature film from renowned music video/commercials director Floria Sigismondi, who directed 2010 biopic The Runaways and whose TV credits include The Handmaid’s Tale, Daredevil and American Gods.
The Turning will hit US cinemas on January 24.
Official synopsis for The Turning:
For more than 100 years, a deeply haunting tale has been passed down to terrify audiences. Next January, DreamWorks Pictures’ The Turning takes us to a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside, where newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.
Inspired by Henry James’ landmark novel, the haunted-house thriller is directed by spellbinding visualist Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) and stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate, The Martian), Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things), newcomer Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) and Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
From writers Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes (The Conjuring), The Turning is produced by Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along 2) and Roy Lee (It, The Lego Movie). Universal will release The Turning domestically and in select international territories.