It’s a surprising move, but filmmaker William Brent Bell is bringing us an all-new prequel to the 2009 horror film Orphan. As you likely already know, the film starred child actress Isabelle Fuhrman as “Esther”, a 33 year old murderer posing as a young girl. What’s so surprising about this new film, however, is that Isabelle Fuhrman – now aged 23 – will be reprising her role as Esther. It seems a variety of filmmaking tactics will be used to hide her age, and filming is already about wrapped on Orphan: First Kill. In fact, the first image from the set of Orphan: First Kill has been released – and you can see it for yourself down below.
The image, posted by Isabelle Fuhrman on her Instagram account, shows her on the set with her face covered in blood.
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She gave the image the following caption, where she revealed that filming on Orphan: First Kill is already nearly complete:
“shaving cream showers and a whole lot of fake blood… this is our last week on #esther”
In the new Orphan prequel, appropriately titled Orphan: First Kill…
“Lena Klammer orchestrates a brilliant escape from a Russian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Lena’s new life as “Esther” comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.”
Aside from actress Isabelle Fuhrman, the film’s cast also includes Julia Stiles. The movie is being directed by William Brent Bell from a script written by David Coggeshall. Orphan: First Kill is being brought to us by Dark Castle Entertainment and Entertainment One. It’ll be exciting to see how the final film turns out, especially considering Isabelle Fuhrman’s cinematic transformation from a 23 year old woman back into that of a young girl. A rather fitting parallel, considering the film’s story.