We’ve been looking forward to the Helen Mirren-starrer Winchester for a year and we are happy to announce that a release date has finally been confirmed. The film, directed by Saw: Legacy’s The Spierig Brothers will be with us on 23rd February 2018.
The film is based on the true events that surround Sarah Winchester, who believed that she was haunted by the people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle. Her supposed haunting leads her to construct additional rooms on her home to keep the spirits away.
The film follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when sceptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all. Winchester will take audiences inside the labyrinth-like house that is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world.
It’s a fascinating true story and Helen Mirren’s inclusion could be a great stamp of quality for the film. Time will tell if Saw: Legacy is a memorable addition to the Saw franchise, but Winchester sounds like a completely different beast for them to get their teeth into and that’s exciting for them, and us.
Winchester additionally stars Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson. Look out for the film from 23rd February 2018.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)