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"The Unborn" is Based on a Disturbing Medical Fact

Posted: July 30th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"The Unborn" is Based on a Disturbing Medical FactSubmit Comment
David Goyer, who wrote and directed the upcoming supernatural horror film "The Unborn," told SCI FI Wire that the film has its roots in various religious mythologies and one creepy medical fact.

"It's funny, it sounds like a joke: There's actually a rabbi and an Episcopal priest involved," said Goyer. "It's pre-religion, and it dates back before Judaism, before Christianity. ... I started researching spirits and exorcisms. It all comes from the same thing. I was even researching kind of Muslim mythology, and all those religions came out of the same basis. And so the whole idea with this is it goes back much, much earlier. So we're talking, like, 5,000 years. Almost, like, pre-language."

The Unborn, an original story from Goyer (who gets a story credit for The Dark Knight), stars Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman and Cam Gigandet in a tale about a wondering spirit that is looking to be reborn in the fetus of a young woman.

"I was reading about support groups of people that had grown up as only children that had discovered that they actually had unborn twins," Goyer said. "That they were in the womb with a twin, and then something happened, and the twin died during pregnancy. So there's a series of support groups around the country for people who have found this out after the fact. ... I thought it was creepy. And, in some instances also, a situation will happen where, you know, one of these twins will die in the womb, and because if they try to get rid of the dead one it would put at risk the living one, ... the mother has to carry the dead one to term. And so the living one and the dead one are in the womb together for, like, four or five months. And that actually happens, and I just thought that is a crazy starting point for a horror film."

Click here to read more about "The Unborn."

Source: Sci-Fi Wire


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