Tony Sokol

Nov 15, 2017

Modern technology and secret shoots drive Steven Sodenbergh’s first foray into horror with upcoming thriller Unsane.

Steven Soderbergh loves his new iPhone so much he shot a whole movie on it. The director of Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven and Side Effects will self-distribute his first horror movie Unsane through his Fingerprint Releasing via Bleecker Street, the same team that brought his crime drama Logan Lucky to cinemas earlier this year. The screenplay was witten by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer.

Unsane tells the story of a young woman who “is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear — but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?”

Unsane stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving, and Jay Pharoah, who described the film as a “reality-horror type” of movie, similar to Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Pharoah also said the whole film’s shoot took a little over a week, and that Soderbergh was editing the film on set.

Unsane will open in cinemas in the US in wide release on March 23. It will open against Paramount’s animated sequel Sherlock Gnomes, the comedy Action Point and Pacific Rim Uprising.