A Cure for Wellness scene

A Cure For Wellness hails from a remarkable craftsman. Director Gore Verbinski‘s latest has more to offer than beautiful and grotesque imagery. He’s continually heightening, in big and small ways, the film’s unholy atmosphere, as the camera moves smoothly from one creepy room to the next.

One of those menacing rooms is the steam bath, where Dane DeHaan‘s character first begins to experience what he can’t explain. If you want to know how Verbinski and everybody pulled off that sequence, then hear the director provide commentary for A Cure for Wellness scene below.

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Bioshock

Way back in 2008, before A Cure for Wellness was even a twinkle in his eye, Gore Verbinski had plans to direct the Bioshock movie. But just as things seemed to be coming together, they all fall apart. In spring 2009, Universal abruptly pulled the plug over concerns about its ballooning budget, and by summer 2009, he’d ditched the video game movie entirely.

Still, that hasn’t stopped some fans from wondering what might have been and how it all went wrong. So recently, Verbinski addressed what, exactly, happened on that movie, and whether he would ever consider returning to it again.  Read More »

A Cure for wellness super bowl spot

Director Gore Verbinski‘s last four films are gigantic popcorn movies. Rango, the Pirates of the Carribean sequels, and The Lone Ranger are enormous in scope. With A Cure for Wellness, the director is scaling things back a bit, sticking with mostly one location: one messed up, horrific, and beautifully designed spa.

Below, watch A Cure for Wellness Super Bowl spot.

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a cure for wellness clip

A Cure For Wellness may be a horror movie, but I’m choosing to look at it as a tale of redemption. Redemption for director Gore Verbinski, a truly unique filmmaker who has found himself lost in the blockbuster desert for a little too long. Redemption for star Dane DeHaan, a generally very good actor who fell on his face in front of millions of people when he played Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I’m rooting for these guys. And I’m rooting for A Cure For Wellness, because the trailers suggest the kind of deeply weird, atmospheric horror movies that linger longer than typical schlock. So let’s watch a new clip from the film, shall we?

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A Cure for Wellness - Mia Goth

Earlier this month, 20th Century Fox showed us the first 35 minutes of A Cure for Wellness, the psychological thriller that marks Gore Verbinski‘s return to horror for the first time since The Ring. The next day, I had the opportunity to sit down with the director and chat about what he likes about the genre, the inspirations behind his new movie, and just a little non-spoilery tease about what we can expect. Read our Gore Verbinski interview below.  Read More »

A Cure for Wellness

Gore Verbinski‘s career has taken him all over the place, from romcom to horror to animation to big-budget blockbuster, and next year’s A Cure for Wellness sees him delving into psychological thriller. Dane DeHaan stars as an ambitious young exec who’s assigned to bring back the company CEO from a hydrotherapy spa in the Swiss Alps. At first, the place looks like a peaceful retreat, but when he gets stuck there himself, he realizes there’s much more to it than meets the eye.

At a press event earlier this month, 20th Century Fox treated us to the first 35 minutes or so of the movie, which looks intriguingly bizarre. Find out what we witnessed after the jump.

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A Cure for Wellness

Gore Verbinski‘s The Ring is still one of the creepiest experiences I’ve ever had in a theater, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to see that, after several years of directing big-budget blockbusters, he’s back to trying to scare the hell out of us with A Cure for WellnessDane DeHaan stars as an ambitious young executive who’s sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a hydrotherapy spa in the Swiss Alps. Once he arrives, though, it becomes clear the idyllic retreat isn’t exactly what it appears.

Jason Isaacs stars as the doctor who runs the facility, and Mia Goth a mysterious young woman who’s also at the spa. Watch the new A Cure for Wellness trailer below.  Read More »

a cure for wellness international trailer

International trailers have a nasty habit of spoiling far too much. They’re typically overlong, too. But that’s not the case for this great international trailer for Gore Verbinski‘s A Cure for Wellness, a movie billed as a psychological thriller that’s advertised as more of a horror film. This latest one-minute preview teases Verbinski’s latest thriller with some chilling imagery and body horror.

Below, watch A Cure for Wellness international trailer.

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a cure for wellness trailer

With the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, director Gore Verbinski proved himself so adept at orchestrating globally popular blockbusters that it often looked like the world of big budget franchise filmmaking had swallowed him whole. While I’ve mostly enjoyed his excursions into the world of big budgets and movie stars (I even have a soft spot for The Lone Ranger!), I could never shake the gut feeling that 2002’s The Ring was his best movie and that his instincts as a filmmaker made him a perfect match for horror in general.

Lo and behold, here’s the trailer for A Cure For Wellness, which finds Verbinski returning to the genre that helped solidify his career. And it certainly has my attention.

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a cure for wellness promos

Director Gore Verbinski is coming off the biggest bomb of his career. Verbinski last directed The Lone Ranger, a movie which might’ve lost Disney $150 million. The western was greeted with a mostly negative response from audiences and critics, although it has some fans, especially when it comes to the film’s intricate, often dazzling third act set piece. For his follow-up to the Disney flop, The Ring director returns with A Cure for Wellness. Verbinski’s upcoming film stars Dane DeHaan (Life), Jason Isaacs (Green Zone), and Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac).

Below, check out some A Cure for Wellness promos.

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