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Before he travels to outer space with Cara Delevingne later this year in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Dane DeHaan will be delving into creepy territory on with A Cure for Wellness. Directed by Pirates of the Caribbean's Gore Verbinski, the horror thriller is a month away from release, and we've been provided an exclusive new TV spot to show that doesn't skimp on the suspense. Check it out!
If you haven't seen any trailers for A Cure for Wellness yet, fear not. This 30-second TV spot does a good job outlining the basic plot of the movie. Dane DeHaan's Lockhart is visiting an ominous sanitarium standing over an ancient aquifer that was rebuilt after a devastating fire. If that doesn't scream sinister already, it gets even worse, as it's shown that almost certainly unethical experiments have been conducted at this place for hundreds of years. Unfortunately for Lockhart, he discovers what's afoot there, but is dismissed as "unwell." Some of the more unsettling imagery from the TV spot include a woman in a bathtub with some kind of creepy, tentacled monster and a deer being struck by a car. Yeah, this movie is sure to be a bone chiller.
To provide a little extra context, 20th Century Fox's A Cure for Wellness begins when Dane DeHaan's Lockhart is sent to this "wellness center" to fetch the CEO of his company. On the surface, this center in the Swiss Alps looks pleasant enough, but when Lockhart suspects that not all is at it seems, that's when things go to hell for him, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same mysterious illness that all the other patients within the center have, which keeps them there desperate for the cure. This is what happens when you ask too many questions about weird medical procedures at a creepy sanitarium, people. You'll discover the horrors within and be trapped there against your will.
As someone who is rarely into the horror genre, I'm intrigued by the mysteries in A Cure for Wellness, namely what kind of supernatural/science fiction forces these doctors and scientists are manipulating for their malevolent plans. This is also Gore Verbinski's first psychological horror movie since 2002's The Ring, so it will be interesting to see whether he still has the right touch for this kind of story. Aside from Dane DeHaan, the movie's cast includes Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Adrian Schiller, Celia Imrie and Ashok Mandanna.
A Cure for Wellness creeps into theaters on February 17. Let us know what you thought of this TV spot in the comments below.