Prequel ‘Orphan: First Kill’ is Coming

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

When I watched the original Orphan with its unique twist on the bad seed subgenre, I was pleasantly surprised. Then I learned it was based on real-life Barbora Skrlova, and my appreciation increased. I read a couple of articles on the real-life Orphan and immediately thought, they had to explore the origin of this troubled/insane/murderous woman.

Fast forward 13 years,  Esther is back in the upcoming prequel Orphan: First Kill, with Isabelle Fuhrman returning to play the character and William Brent Bell (The Boy, Separation) directing the new movie.

Orphan: First Kill has been acquired for release by Paramount, with a release date of January 22. But with the condition of the covid world, that may change.  However, we have been given an official MPA rating. First Kill is rated “R” for Bloody violence, language, and brief sexual content. For comparison, the first Orphan movie, released way back in 2009, had a similarly rated “R,” for “disturbing violent content, some sexuality, and language.”

The official Orphan: First Kill synopsis:

 “Leena Klammer aka Ester (Isabelle Fuhrman) orchestrates a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. But Leena’s new life as “Esther” comes with an unexpected wrinkle and pits her against a mother (Julia Stiles) who will protect her family at any cost.”

David Coggeshall (“Scream”) wrote the prequel’s script. Orphan original writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is executive producer. 

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