Taylor Schilling The Prodigy 2018

Watch: The Prodigy counts down a horrific reveal in Taylor Schilling’s tick-tock trailer

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Oct 22, 2018

When something’s not quite right about the way your child is acting, you’ve got the essential ingredient for a tortured-parent horror movie, as Hereditary proved when it spun heads this past summer. Now it’s Taylor Schilling’s turn as a torn mom in The Prodigy, a new horror movie coming early next year from Orion Pictures.

Schilling plays Sarah, the mother of a boy named Miles whose disturbing behavior begins to suggest a supernatural evil may have taken up residence in his soul. Battling her mistrust of the force that’s overtaken him, Sarah’s maternal instinct gets a pushed to its limits as she investigates what’s behind the changes in her son.

A official trailer for The Prodigy (which started life under a different title, Descendant), along with a poster, has now dropped:

Orion Pictures on YouTube

The Prodigy Movie Poster

Orion Pictures

The key to what dark force lurks inside Miles (played by IT and Fear the Walking Dead’s Jackson Robert Scott) may lie in the past, but distinguishing between fantasy and reality becomes increasingly difficult for Sarah — and the audience — as The Prodigy unfolds. The trailer doesn’t give much away, but by the end, we’ve definitely picked up on some kid-scary Bad Seed vibes.

Directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil's Door) from a script by Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary), The Prodigy also stars Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth), Colm Feore (Thor), and Brittany Allen (Jigsaw). Schilling’s fresh off her Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated six-season run as Piper Chapman on Netflix’s Orange in the New Black, with a seventh and final season planned to release in 2019.

The Prodigy stalks its way into theaters beginning Feb. 8 of next year.

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