It’s been about 10 years since we first met Esther – and I have to admit – the ending of ORPHAN surprised me back in the day and I recently rewatched the original film and it still holds up. It’s not a great film but it’s an interesting film – and sometimes that’s good enough.
When I heard that they were making a prequel I wondered how they would manage that – since like I said – about 10 years have passed. The trailer answers that question.
Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.
The film stars Isabelle Fuhrman, Rossif Sutherland, and Julia Stiles and will be in theaters, On Digital and Streaming on Paramount+ on August 19.