‘A Cure For Wellness’ International Trailer Has Some Wacky Ideas About Bath Time
So far, A Cure For Wellness seems to be fulfilling the promise of Gore Verbinski’s return to the horror genre, and by that I mean it looks totally bonkers. And according to early reactions out of last weekend’s BNAT film festival in Austin, “bonkers” might be an understatement. Between those reactions and this wacky new international trailer, Verbinski’s latest is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated films of 2017.
And if a few of my friends who had the privilege of seeing it last weekend are to be believed, then Verbinski hasn’t just made one of the most intriguing films of 2017 — he’s made like 10 of them. The trailers, like this new international one, certainly support that notion with an abundance of dark and provocative imagery and the implication of an entire barrel of story and visual ideas.
But before this trailer even scratches the surface of all those ideas in the final few, quickly-edited seconds, A Cure For Wellness invites you to indulge in a controversial spa treatment with co-star Mia Goth — one that Samuel L. Jackson would not find very pleasing. Snakes, people. It’s snakes.
Goth stars opposite Dane DeHaan (and a lot of snakes and floating bodies and weird metal instruments and a guy in a stag’s head, apparently) in the film, which is described as follows:
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
A Cure For Wellness also stars Jason Isaacs, and hits theaters on February 17, 2017.