Must Watch: David Goyer's The Unborn Trailer!
The Unborn, written and directed by Dark Knight-scribe David S. Goyer, has been given a damn impressive first trailer. If you recall, Goyer spoke at length about his "old school horror movie," which is, in part, based on a bit of Jewish folklore. The film surrounds a girl that must fight off a spirit that attempts to inhabit her body, lest that spirit be reborn causing the living girl to wander the netherworld in its place. The plot seems approachable enough, and with Gary Oldman involved as a spiritual advisor, I'm totally on board. Don't let Michael Bay's name scare you off as this might actually be a hit for Platinum Dunes - some of these scenes and effects look top-notch. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think!
Watch the trailer for The Unborn:
You can also watch The Unborn trailer in High Definition on MTV
If you're interested in a little joke Goyer has played on Universal, re-watch the trailer - when lead actress Odette Yustman is laying on the couch, The Bourne Identity is on the TV. Goyer did this on purpose because the studio made him change the name of the film from Born to The Unborn. Goyer told MTV, "Universal made me change it because anytime we would be on the conference call or something like that people would be confused and think it related to the Bourne Identity movies. So, this happened a bunch of times - like we would be sent the wrong files or wrong contracts or things. So that's how it became Unborn, but it does fit for the movie." Do we have another potential horror hit on our hands here?
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!