Any horror fan will know the name Alexandre Aja. The French filmmaker has given the genre such delights as Switchblade Romance, The Hills Have Eyes remake, Piranha remake and Horns, and now he is set to return with the supernatural thriller, The 9th Life of Louis Drax.
Empire scored the first ever image for the film, and you can check out the image above. In the picture, we see star Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey) looking rather unsettled, while an extremely creepy bed ridden person is hovering in the background.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax, starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall), Aaron Paul (Last House On the Left, Breaking Bad, Need for Speed, Triple Nine) and Sarah Gadon (Dracula Untold, The Amazing Spider-man 2).
Joining Dornan, Paul, and Gadon in supporting roles are Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class, Chef, Frost/Nixon) playing Louis Drax’s psychologist, Dr. Perez; Molly Parker (pictured above; “House of Cards,” The Road) as Detective Dalton; Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, Falling Down), who will play Violet, Louis’ grandmother; and Aiden Longworth (Hector and the Search for Happiness, A Christmas Story 2) in the title role of Louis Drax.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax is being directed by Alexandre Aja (Horns, The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension). The feature screenplay, based on Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel of the same title, was written by Max Minghella.
Producers are Tim Bricknell (Breaking and Entering, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) and Minghella (The Two Faces of January) of AntColony Films, Shawn Williamson (The Interview, 50/50) of Brightlight Pictures, and Aja. Rosanne Korenberg (Half Nelson, Hard Candy) is executive producer.
The 9th Life of Louis Drax begins on Louis Drax’s 9th birthday, when he miraculously survives a near fatal fall. His doctor, Allan Pascal (Dornan), finds himself tangled between his professional responsibility and his growing affections for the boy’s mother (Gadon), a fragile young beauty. When Louis’ father (Paul) comes under suspicion, Pascal realizes other mysterious forces may be at work.
With echoes of The Sixth Sense and Gone Girl, The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a supernatural thriller filled with unexpected twists and turns.