Universal Pictures will release Amblin’s The Turning in theaters on February 22, 2019, Bloody learned this afternoon.
The film could boast one of the best up-and-coming horror ensembles in years. As I’ve explained before, one of my favorite actors right now is Mackenzie Davis, who saw her run as Cameron Howe on “Halt and Catch Fire” come to an end. Having some other films under her belt already, including the excellent indie Always Shine and Warner Bros.’ Blade Runner 2049, not to mention a pivotal role in one of the best “Black Mirror” episodes, she’s worked her way into a headlining role. Next up for her is this supernatural Amblin horror film being directed by The Runaways‘ Floria Sigismondi, who also helmed a shit ton of insane music videos including Marilyn Manson’s The Beautiful People.
While Davis alone is enough to warrant a celebration, “Stranger Things” and IT breakout star Finn Wolfhard will also star in the forthcoming haunted house film adapted from Henry James’s novella “The Turn of the Screw.” He plays an orphan, as does Brooklynn Prince, who broke out in A24’s The Florida Project.
In the film, a young woman hired as the nanny to two orphans is convinced that the country mansion they live in is haunted.
Sigismondi is directing the film with Jade Bartlett penning the most recent draft from Chad and Carey Hayes’ (House of Wax, The Conjuring 2, The Conjuring 2, and The Crucifixion) original script. Scott Bernstein and Roy Lee are producing.