Having heard earlier this year how an Orphan prequel movie was in the works, now comes new that the original film’s main attraction is returning to cause chaos and carnage.
Courtesy of Variety, Isabelle Fuhrman will be reprising her Orphan lead role for a prequel picture that’s now titled Orphan: First Kill – having previously been titled simply Esther.
In Jaume Collet-Serra’s 2009 Orphan, Fuhrman was initially depicted as a troubled child named Esther. The kicker there, though, is that Esther was really a 33-year-old murderous psychopath called Leena Klammer.
At the time of Orphan’s release, Isabelle Fuhrman was 12 years of age and portraying a 9-year-old child. Here in 2020, the actress is nowadays 23 years of age and obviously a fully-grown adult. To get around this issue, Deadline reports that Orphan: First Kill will utilise a combination of forced perspective and extensive make-up work to make Fuhrman once more look like her character from that first movie.
The early words on Orphan: First Kill reads:
Leena Klammer 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 who will protect her family at any cost.
In addition to Isabelle Fuhrman, Orphan: First Kill has also brought in the Bourne franchise’s Julia Stiles, and The Boy’s William Brent Bell will direct from a screenplay in place from Prey’s David Coggeshall.
At this stage, Dark Castle Entertainment and Entertainment One have yet to formally announce a release date for Orphan: First Kill.