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Must Watch: David Goyer's The Unborn Trailer!

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October 9, 2008
Source: MTV

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!

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  • JL
    Now that is some fucked up shit.
  • Daniel F.
    I love it. Especially at the end of the trailer and barely shows her mom and she looks all ewww. I' see it.
  • nelson
    thats does look quite good nice to see an actual horror movie not a remake that actually looks good
  • Vegeta
    Woah.
  • Janny
    it does look interesting... its nice to see something original being developed rather than a sequel, prequel, reimagining, remake, clone or any mix of those words (preclonequel anyone?)
  • David
    HELL YEAH!!! This movie looks so GOOD! The trailer has that same creepy vibe as the Redband "Mirrors" trailer did! And this should be much better because of Goyer's penmanship and vision! I really hope "The Unborn" is as good as its trailer!
  • Al
    that scene with the dudes head spinning around had me laughing my ass off
  • Darrin
    this is the shit. Fuck the grudge and fuck the ring.
  • Darrin
    its nice to see something original.
  • CSpuppydog
    Eh it looks kinda cool... but more than likely it will prolly suck bawls...
  • Richard
    I liked it but it still kinda looks a little bit more I Know What You Did Last Summer then say The Exorcism of Emily Rose (which I friggin hated cause it scared the shit outta me) but maybe It'll be a good combination of the two.
  • coyo
    good stuff
  • Heath
    It looks brilliant. Can't wait to check this out.
  • http://www.myspace.com/deadbirdinc Stuart Mellor
    AT LAST!!! I've been waiting to see this again since comic-con, its felt like forever since he showed that footage!!! Can't WAIT for that film, looks immense!
  • bret
    wow. A horror movie trailer that doesnt look cheesy and stupid. I welcome the change. This looks great.
  • sd
    Just so so predictable...But Odette looks like a cross between Jessica Alba and Megan Fox....HOT! ;)
  • Ck
    Niceeee!!! finally something SCARY!!! (or so i hope) and what was with that dog with a jabbawockeez mask on???
  • Lincoln
    I agree(for once), this trailer is wonderfully edited, and I'm sure doesn't even touch the horror of the film. Great visual effects, cinematography, and Odette Yustman is one of the easiest to look at actresses on the planet. So gorgeous. Although this is an original, it does smack a bit of "Rosemary's Baby" and "the Omen", and use a lot of the recent Japanese films as obvious visual influences, although that Human Cat creature was just crazy. Wonderful, I can't wait to see it.
  • http://film-book.com Film-Book dot Com
    Odette Yustman is hot. The trailer is better than average. I love most of Goyer's work so I'll be checking this out.
  • Divad
    sweet baby jesus.....
  • ishteaque
    It is some kind of sick horrer movie.For sure I'm going to watch this fucking, horror ,sick movie.
  • Goyer fan
    I thought David was working on "Unique" by Platinum Studios. It was to have start of the art special effects that would blow us away. Im looking forward to hearing about that one.
  • Matt Suhu
    wow...i was totally blown away by this trailer. it has bits and pieces from other films like the ring and the exorcist, but man...that was some scary stuff. can't wait.
  • jman571
    Woah, that's going to be fucking scary.
  • pfft...
    NICE.... its been so long since a quality horror movie has come out... can't wait to see it!
  • Mr. Wizard
    Well it creeped me the "F" out...so yeah i guess it looks pretty good.
  • moldybread
    even though it resembles a jacked up Exorcist, it looks pretty damn creepy...gotta be better than that steaming turd (YAWN) Twilight...I hope it does well....
  • mortuus
    Sorry to dissapoint but there is a taiwanese film called the unbourn, this movie isnt original. its basically the same story except int he original the baby was an abortion, not a twin that never got born. but the trailer does look very good, this looks about as chilling as the first saw before it got played out.
  • big r
    Looks like a quality horror movie, ill def. check it out... Megan Good is effin hotttt as hell!
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
    I'm honestly amazed that so many people think this looks THIS good?? Maybe I'm just not a big horror movie guy... but this really doesn't make me that excited. Not sure what it is - but it seems like another standard January horror flop, no?
  • http://www.myspace.com/deadbirdinc Stuart Mellor
    Alex, did you see the footage at comic-con? The scene's they showed looked superb! I also think on top of that, a large audience will see the story as quite unique for horror, and for people who know Goyer's behind it, they will go and see it. I have been really excited about this since Comic-Con like i said, so i can't wait to see it.
  • lumière
    Yeah, it looks... OK. but spider walking from The Exorcist? check. raincoats from Dark Water? check. 'scary' children from a whole shedload of J-horror films? check. originalilty? hmm. i thought the Mirrors trailer looked good, too, but see how badly that film sucked. but i will admit that the mighty Gary Oldman's involvement offsets the bad taste in my mouth left by Platinum Dunes even going near yet another horror film. i do i hope the film turns out to be a proper jolt. but any horror film that relies on large orchestral blasts for fright value is starting out seriously weak. fingers crossed hard, though, as ever for these things. my money's on the Commissioner.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net Kevin Powers
    I think it almost rides the line of the standard fare, but there is just enough (seemingly) well-done effects and sequences, along with what seems like a much deeper story -- if it's just a evil spirit (i.e. the boy), whats up with that creepy monster/mother thing -- that it sets itself apart from the crowd. I would think this too good for Platinum Dunes if not for their upfront billing
  • K
    Damn... I just shat myself! It's been a while since a movie has given me chills. I'll be see this one fo sho.
  • malax
    Looks alright, but with a hot screaming young woman in the lead, like so many others..
  • Tom Dearsley
    The preview for this at comic-con was pretty good, generally looking forward to this!
  • Dusty
    I don't care for horor films, but like them when they make you think and not just turn into a slasher movie half way through. So I am on the fence on this one, there looks to be some interesting development and discovery, then you see the gall on the stares and someone with a knife, blah blah blah. I know my wife will be into it, so I will be going. :-)
  • Florian
    Great trailer! going to the theater to see it!
  • Stiles
    Actually looks as though it might be good; yes, it recycles some common horror elements, but the trailer gave me chills. If anyone watches The Venture Brothers, the concept is a bit familiar, but handled in an entirely different fashion. ;)
  • SillySil
    O.O Awesome!
  • Stig
    Very rarely are horror movies good (or scary for that matter). I'm not totally sold, but this actually looks impressive. That is some bizarre stuff.
  • Krug
    Recipe for The Unborn- Mix equal parts: The Exorcist The Entity The Thing The Grudge Don't Look Now(!) and whip into a discombobulated mess. Then serve (preferably to an audience who hasn't seen any of these films). However, Odette Yustman and Meagan Good are both hot as blazes.
  • miracle disease
    Same with Dusty... my wife would love this so I'm there... Based on the trailer, I'd prefer this one rather than the Jap Horror movie remakes.
  • http://www.myspace.com/kevjohnphotography kevjohn
    Dammit, Krug. You beat me to it. Here's my list: The Omen, Grudge, Exorcist, Emily Rose, I'll even add that horrible Kiefer Sutherland movie Mirrors. There's probably more but I can't think clearly right now. The two hot babes might get me to check it out when it hits the dollar theater.
  • http://www.dashdingo.com justin
    wow. first horror movie i've wanted to see in a long long long long time. trailer looks great.
  • ImaginaryVisionary
    I typically hate horror films, but this looks really good. I think whats intriguing is the dimensional aspect which is what I think set apart the Nightmare on Elm Street movies from typical slasher films. What I'm hoping is left out of this movie is the cliche' "dead soul seeking help from the living" plotline that every single supernatural horror flick has had since the Sixth Sense came out. Is that the girl that was in Cloverfield? Who ever she is, she's about to be the next big, not to mention hot girl in town.
  • Conrad
    WOOW!!! this looks crazy!! I'm with number 16 though, the girl looks like a cross between Alba and Fox --- hoooottt!! Creepy as fuck trailer, that dog like creature with the human-like face was weird chilling! Goyer is back! (Trinity sucked!!! - I saw that with him in the audience for the premiere in Toronto a few years ago, he should've been ashamed!)
  • raider98
    holy shit this looks good im in
  • rorey
    Commissioner Gordon's gonna need some back up.
  • Somnambulist
    If he was her unborn twin, wouldn't he either be a.) a fetus (not as scary I admit)? or b.) Her age? The fact that it's a ten year old kid seems to be a bit off.
  • seanzo
    looks promising, but I've learned not to get my hopes up for horror movies these days.
  • Zerge
    Odette=smokin'hot
  • viral
    50 said what i was thinking out aloud! i dont get it... i mean its scary and all... but it lacks concept.
  • alan
    fuccking scary dude this is the shit forget emily rose forget grudge and ring woooowww im definately gonaa watch this
  • J:
    looks good for the entertainment factor, but not a must-see. on a side note, this is yet another movie that has a scary little white kid in it. a marketable stereotype that doesn't seem to die.
  • JD
    1:01 LOL!!! I bet that scene was hard to keep the dog from shaking off that mask!
  • JD
    sorry! 1:26 ;)
  • jack
    gay, trying to copy thai movie... but nothing like it.. dont seem scary as the thai movie either.. wats up with copying asian horror, they jus make it worst..
  • http://arielleLbentley.synthasite.com Arielle
    Holy crap! =] Dude i get to go see this with my boyfriend in stillwater =]] I'm so excited! He thinks I'm chicken XP

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