Likely to become one of the summer’s bigger horror hits, John R. Leonetti’s ‘Monkey’s Paw’ tale Wish Upon will be heading to cinemas in July. In the meantime, a new trailer and poster have landed.
The film stars The Conjuring’s Joey King as Claire, a bullied teenager whose father (I Know What You Did Last Summer’s Ryan Phillippe) gives her a magical box that seems to be the answer to all of her problems. While initially seeming to give her the life she always wanted, the wishes granted by the box come at a hefty price, as those close to Joey begin dying in violently elaborate ways. Wish Upon also stars The Maze Runner’s Ki Hong Lee and Sherilyn Fenn, who will soon be seen reprising her role of Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks. Annabelle director Leonetti directs from a script by Barbara Marshall, who penned last year’s Viral.
Wish Upon will be released in the US on July 14th through Broad Green Pictures, having been moved back from June 30th, the scheduled date for Franck Khalfoun’s Amityville: The Awakening. Hopefully this means that Khalfoun’s chiller – which has already been shifted around more times than seems fair – will hold onto the date.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)