The Prodigy stars Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) as a woman named Sarah, whose young son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) exhibits disturbing behavior that signals an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. The film is written by Jeff Buhler, whose credits include 2008’s Bradley Cooper-starring The Midnight Meat Train and the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary.
Here’s the first poster for Taylor Schilling’s movie ‘The Prodigy’
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Orion Pictures is tapping into the holiday spirit with the official poster art for The Prodigy, from The Pact director Nicholas McCarthy. In theaters February 8, 2019, the film follows a mother who is concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him. The poster juxtaposes this perfectly with a close-up shot of “Miles”, wearing Halloween makeup to look half evil. It’s perfect. As for the trailer, it’s coming Monday.
Taylor Schilling (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.
After a quick name change, Orion Pictures has set a premiere date for the supernatural horror-thriller “The Prodigy”. The film was going by the title “Descendant,” but will launch under the new name on February 8, 2019. The premiere date was announced today by John Hegeman, President of Orion Pictures. February is a popular month for thrillers, this year “The Prodigy” will battle “Escape Room” with Deborah Ann Woll and Tyler Labine; a possible “Jacob’s Ladder” remake; Universal’s “The Turning” film; and non-thriller hits like “The LEGO Movie 2” and the superhero film “Dark Phoenix”. The winter months are still a little far off at this point, so we will have to wait and see what other films end up battling “The Prodigy” on opening weekend.
As for the film itself, the story follows a mother concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior. After strange events, the mother starts to believe that something supernatural may be affecting him. The film stars Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) and breakout star Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead). The duo will be joined by Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth, Rookie Blue), Colm Feore (Thor, Pearl Harbor), and Brittany Allen (Jigsaw, It Stains the Sands Red).