With filming now wrapped, it’s only a matter of time before Orphan: First Kill finds its way into the world. In the meantime, director William Brent Bell recently took the time to discuss the new movie. And, as he puts it, the new film will be an “extremely violent” prequel with some interesting techniques to make its star Isabelle Fuhrman appear young again. It’s no doubt an ambitious effort and it’ll be interesting to see the results.
As revealed by William Brent Bell via Bloody-Disgusting:
“For me it’s like, we know the secret of the first film, so the fun of bringing Isabelle Fuhrman back into the role – which was a whole process to get approved – that is a challenge in and of itself,” Brent Bell explains the process to the Boo Crew. “And likewise, not doing modern CGI… I mean, we use digital, we use CGI to help us… but not to create her at all. It’s all old school techniques: forced perspective, camera angles, where we put the light.”
He further explained how he wants the prequel Orphan: First Kill to further examine the character of Esther.
“That’s a character that I love so much [and] I really want to be respectful to the audience who love that first film, and expand on who she is as a character. To be able to kind of understand her better. But at the same time have as much fun with her as we did in the first movie… and then some. And to have it be Isabelle again… it’s so cool.”
As for the film’s level of violence, he explained that next. It appears the upcoming film will have a “childlike quality” at times before becoming “extremely violent.” As stated:
“The movie has a very childlike quality in some ways, but it’s also extremely violent at other times. Because she’s a violent psychopath. The movie is turning out just awesome. [Esther] is this very romantic person who so much wants love and then when she doesn’t get it, a different side of her comes out. And it’s brutal. So the movie really plays both of those sides really well. So it has a really big heart for her, but it also has a real… super dark side.”
Luckily, William Brent Bell emphasized that they’re “right in the final stages of finishing the movie.” So the news for Orphan: First Kill should only continue to flood in. As such, stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates on the prequel Orphan: First Kill as we have them.
In the new film…
“Leena Klammer (aka Esther) orchestrates a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Leena’s new life as “Esther” comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother who will protect her family at any cost.”
William Brent Bell directed the film which will once again star Isabelle Fuhrman as the horrifying Esther.