First trailer for gothic horror movie Unleashed
The Bram Stoker Myth Dracula is about to get a modern and thrilling twist. Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for The invite, an upcoming gothic horror-thriller that’s loosely based on Stoker’s original work. The film, which was originally called The bridestars game of thrones and fast furious alum Nathalie Emmanuel as Evie, an adult orphan who takes a consumer DNA test and learns she has extended family in Britain. But soon after meeting her newly reunited and extremely wealthy parents, Evie discovers their shocking and bloody history – and the family’s sinister intentions towards her.
“[Evie] doesn’t really feel like he has anyone”, Emmanuel explained in an interview with IGN. “And so when this kind of random, long-lost cousin comes into her life after she’s done a DNA test for fun, just to be silly or just for fun, it really appeals to her because she’s someone. one who is really craving family and a support network again. She’s kind of pulled into this family with very high expectations, in a way. And yeah, like you say, be careful of that you want because they’re not exactly what she thought they were and they would be.”
According to Emmanuel, the film is about “being in a space where you’re in the minority, all these people are very wealthy, white aristocracy. And Evie is somebody who’s struggling financially, she’s not from a super rich family, she’s a woman of color, she’s from such a different space and so she’s already kind of on high alert, on high alert, because she is already kind of at a disadvantage in every possible way. But what they probably hadn’t counted on was how much and the strength in her.”
The cast of The invite also includes Thomas Doherty as Walter, Hugh Skinner as Oliver, Stephanie Corneliussen as Viktoria, Alana Boden as Lucy, and Courtney Taylor as Grace. The film is directed by Jessica M. Thompson with a script by Blair Butler. Previous reports have indicated that, if the film is successful, it could start a franchise.
“[Thompson is a] really, really smart, confident, knows what she wants, brilliant director,” Emmanuel said elsewhere in the interview. Jess has worked extensively with [me and Doherty] to help build that ease, that chemistry that they immediately have, and that ultimately lures him into a false sense of security.”
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The invite hits theaters on August 26.