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The Unborn

The Unborn
7/30/08 - David S. Goyer, who wrote and directed the upcoming supernatural horror film The Unborn, said  the film has its roots in various religious mythologies and one creepy medical fact.  The Unborn stars Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman and Cam Gigandet in a tale about a wndering spirit, sort of like the Jewish dybbuk, that is looking to be reborn in the fetus of a young woman.  "I was reading about support groups of people that had grown up as only children that had discovered that they actually had unborn twins," Goyer said. "That they were in the womb with a twin, and then something happened, and the twin died during pregnancy. So there's a series of support groups around the country for people who have found this out after the fact. ... I thought it was creepy. And, in some instances also, a situation will happen where, you know, one of these twins will die in the womb, and because if they try to get rid of the dead one it would put at risk the living one, ... the mother has to carry the dead one to term. And so the living one and the dead one are in the womb together for, like, four or five months. And that actually happens, and I just thought that is a crazy starting point for a horror film."  The Unborn is slated for release in 2009.

 

06/12/08 - Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form updated reporters on the status of several upcoming supernatural horror films, including The Horsemen, The Unborn and a remake of Rosemary's Baby.  With regard to The Unborn, directed by David S. Goyer and starring Gary Oldman, the film is finished and comes out around Halloween [2008], Form said.  "That was a fantastic experience, that movie," Fuller said, adding: "Working with Gary Oldman was amazing, [as was] David Goyer, ... who was so prepared. It sounds like bulls--t, but we were really impressed with that. That whole production was a great experience for us."  The Unborn centers on a young woman fighting what she believes to be demonic possession.

 

 

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