The Pact director Nicholas McCarthy will see his newly titled The Prodigy (formerly Descendant) release in theaters on February 8, 2019, via Orion Pictures.
Taylor Schilling (pictured in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) stars with Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead). Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth), Colm Feore (Thor) and Brittany Allen (What Keeps You Alive, Jigsaw, It Stains the Sands Red, Extraterrestrial) also star.
Pulling from The Omen and Bad Seed, the feature tells the story of a young mother who, concerned about her 8-year-old son’s disturbing behavior, thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.
Screenwriter Jeff Buhler penned The Midnight Meat Train and Insanitarium, and is working on remakes of Pet Sematary and Jacob’s Ladder.
The film is being produced by Tripp Vinson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), which is expected to begin in March in Toronto. Daniel Bekerman, Lisa Zambri, Nick Spicer and Jeff Buhler will serve as exec producers.