Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh's second movie since coming out of retirement takes a rare turn into the horror genre for the filmmaker.
The movie is called Unsane, and Soderbergh shot it in secret on his iPhone last summer, according to Deadline, with a cast that included Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Amy Irving (Carrie), Claire Foy (Vampire Academy), Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project), and Jay Pharoah (ex-Saturday Night Live).
There's very little out there about the movie's plot, but Pharoah told Entertainment Weekly last summer that the movie "kind of reminds me of some reality-type horror — almost Get Out-ish, but different, which feels good."
Soderbergh retired from directing in 2013 after making the psychological thriller Side Effects and the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, but got back behind the camera earlier this year for his heist comedy Logan Lucky. Like that film, Unsane is being produced and distributed through Soderbergh's own company, Fingerprint Releasing, in association with Bleecker Street as the filmmaker continues to avoid getting involved again with a major studio.
Soderbergh has ranged far and wide in his choice of genres through his nearly three decades as a director, but although he's tackled science fiction twice (with Solaris in 2002 and Contagion in 2011), he's never worked in the horror genre before (he also shot some second-unit footage on The Hunger Games and did his own recut of 2001: A Space Odyssey for fun). It should be interesting to see what this always experimental and groundbreaking artist does in that realm, especially with a movie shot on his phone (we hope he has a lot of storage in the cloud).
Unsane is set for release on March 23 (opposite Pacific Rim: Uprising), and we'll keep an eye out for more info as it comes to light.