On February 17, 2017, 20th Century Fox will release his A Cure For Wellness, which sounds a bit like a non-violent Hostel. Dane DeHaan stars as an employee who has been sent to rescue his boss from a European “wellness spa,” while Mia Goth would play a patient at the facility.
The film is described as a supernatural horror film, although yesterday’s viral videos only tell us one thing: we’re all sick and need help.
Now, we finally have the film’s first trailer, which aired during tonight’s episode of “American Horror Story: Roanoke”, and it’s a doozy! There’s no real dialogue in the footage, but we see that Verbinski, who directed The Ring and Pirates of the Caribbean, is as marvelous as ever. What’s you’re going to see is nothing short of stunning, and even looks a bit inspired by the years he spent attempting to adapt the “BioShock” videogame; there’s a quasi-steampunk atmosphere that reminds me of some seminal films of the 90s (Dark City anyone?), while also bringing a modern grit to the aesthetics. Even with a synopsis, there so much mystery surrounding what we see in the A Cure For Wellness trailer that it has instantaneously became my most anticipated film of 2017.
Here’s what we know so far:
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.