Check This Out: David Goyer's The Unborn Official Poster
"It wants to be born. Now!" Well, more like January 9th of next year, when Dark Knight-scribe David Goyer's new horror film The Unborn hits theaters. And ahead of that release we now have the official poster (in addition to the trailer that surfaced a few weeks back) thanks to our friends at Bloody Disgusting. As we've mentioned before, The Unborn is about a soul that is attempting to inhabit another body. Goyer twists that a bit in that this spirit is a pretty malevolent one - the stillborn twin of lead character Casey (Odette Yustman). The poster is a solid one, and holds up to the excitement from the trailer pretty well.
And if you're interested in hearing more about Goyer's film, Bloody Disgusting also has a great piece on their visit to the set. One bit of commentary that caught my eye was Goyer's thoughts on horror films of the last 20 years - and how bad they've all been. He explains that, "I don't think there have been very many genuinely good horror films or scary movies that have been made in the last 20 years. Very few. I don't actually like, with all do respect to Platinum Dunes, I don't like slasher films, I don't find them scary… They're just gross and they're shocking but I just don't find them scary." Continued after the poster.
Goyer continues his discussion on horror films: "In the last 20 years, the only, I think genuinely good horror films that have been made are Jacbo's Ladder, The Ring, even though it was a remake…I think The Grudge has scary moments in it even though I think it's a bad movie and I think The Exorcism of Emily Rose was a scary movie, I think The Mothman Prophecies is a scary movie. And that may be it, in the last 20 years, I can't come up with 10 genuinely scary horror films in the last 20 years that were quality horror films and that were not 'B' movies. I mean, there are movies that I think have scares in them, I think The Descent is scary, but it's still a 'B' movie, the acting level, and stuff like that, as a whole."
The Unborn is both written and directed by David S. Goyer, who directed Blade: Trinity and The Invisible previously, but also wrote scripts for films ranging from Dark City to Blade to Batman Begins to Jumper to The Dark Knight. This is not based on any other past horror films or books, this is an entirely original project. Rogue Pictures will be bring us The Unborn on January 9th, 2009 next year!