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The Trailer For David Goyer's THE UNBORN (Not THE UNBOURNE) Is Now Online!!

Merrick here...
MTV has posted the trailer for THE UNBORN, written and directed by David S. Goyer (who served various functions on DARK CITY, BLADE, BATMAN BEGINS and TH DARK KNIGHT) and starring Gary Oldman and CLOVERFIELD's Odette Yustman.
“You’ll notice she’s on the couch at the beginning of the trailer and she’s watching TV. The movie’s called ‘The Unborn’ but when I originally wrote it, it was called ‘Born’ B-O-R-N,” Goyer explained. “And Universal made me change it because anytime we would be on the conference call or something like that people would be confused and think it related to the ‘Bourne Identity’ movies. So, this happened a bunch of times - like we would be sent the wrong files or wrong contracts or things. So that’s how it became ‘Unborn,’ but it does fit for the movie."
..s.ays Goyer in a posting at MTV, swhich can be viewed HERE. Here's the trailer via miraculous embed:

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  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Looks fucking good!

    by Mezzanine

    Sign me up!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by anyrandomhero

    and i watched the thing

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Video not accessible?

    by beatleMatt

    ...another link anyone?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by solartaco3

    take that talkbackers!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Cool imagery

    by zikade zarathos

    I'll give it that it has a lot of cool little visual ideas going on (the weird spider finger things coming through the wall; the old man twisted around). It looks like the movie's plot is just an excuse to throw every idea Goyer had that he thought was scary ever. Fine with me! BLADE TRINITY was so awful though I think I'l wait for reviews...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by macheesmo3

    This kinda looks like Prince of Darkness meets Ju-on meets another cruddy Bay produced horror flick...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    But then again

    by macheesmo3

    It does have Oldman... He's usually a pretty good gauge for script quality....

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    balls to MTV not playing outside the US!!!

    by CampKoala

    watch this instead - It's the Election, but Star Wars!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Seriously, Gary? What the fuck are you doing in this film? It looks like utter schlock. Even the fucking trailer is paint by numbers bullshit.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Halfway through the trailer, I almost stopped watching...

    by mefrog

    ...but those visuals are interesting. And I fucking love Oldman. I'll probably be missing this though. Not enough to really grab my attention.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    That dog reminds me of the weird dog person from

    by jimmy_009

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the one with Donald Sutherland. Possibly the freakiest moment in movie history, set to banjo music no less.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Poor Gary Oldman

    by Thick McRunFast

    How'd Goyer talk him into this abortion? Didn't his agent know about 'Blade 3'?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Masuka and Harry! Looks cool.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Although I must say Michael Bay's name there is a bit worrying. Let's face it, the guy is like a shit King Midas. Everything he touches, turns to shit.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    David Goyer....isn't he gay?


    What......what's that you say?..........awwwwww its just his writing that sucks cock.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Odette Yustman = Wonder Woman

    by DarthBakpao

    You know you want it. WB, here's your Wonder Woman!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Oh god. Another...

    by Roketopunch

    little kid/ghost movie. Tired of this shit. If I could travel back in time, I would find Shyamalan and kill him so The Sixth Sense couldn't be made and the whole Japanese ghost story trend would never be. Fuck this movie. *said with eyes rolling*

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    a new pile

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    we need to start a new pile for movies like this...they are starting to roll off the top. anyway, this will come and go...i almost aaaallllmost forgot about The Messengers...which i didn't even need to see...the trailer was enough to confirm the obvious.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    ripoff or homage?

    by bacci40

    in the trailer alone there are scenes "borrowed" from the excorcist, the brood, phantasm, the other, and the is goyer a hack or was this movie made to show his love to the horror genre?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    This movie

    by Quint

    Looks fucking great. I hope it lives up to this trailer. I love me some creepy bent up people and human faces on animals.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Nobody fucking rips off PHANTASM!! NO ONE!!


  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    January dumping grounds....

    by Mr. Saladhands

    He's a good writer...and a not so hot director. Did you see THE INVISIBLE? God Awful...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST


    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i hope ya like it Quint, but last time i checked out a "creepy" movie i got burned (totally my fault though, i placed my hand on a hot stove and let it there for an hour and a half)...i saw The Eye, yeah...that Jessica Alba version...what can i say, i had an afternoon to kill

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    depends on which Phantasm movie is beig ripped off...i enjoyed the first one, the rest...meh. to each his own however.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Really Quint?

    by HoboCode

    You think that looked "fucking great"? This looks like all the other Ring/Eye ripoffs. It begs the question of whether Goyer ripped this off from a superior Japanese film or novel we don't know about yet.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    All over the map

    by Tar Heel

    Soul of unborn kid? Ghost? Demon? So what the hell are we dealing with here? I have a gut feeling this will flop.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by fassbinder79

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Tar Heel

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    im no box office analyst...but my guess, 11 or 12 million opening weekend...a 50% drop the next weekend...then...GONE and on its way to DVD 3 months later.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    you can bet there will be a "UNRATED" edition as well

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    "I ain't got time for this Mickey Mouse bullshit!

    by dirtsandwich

    It has potential. But pretty cliche too. Oldman rocks!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Plays like a "greatest hits" from other horror movies

    by JimCurry

    I think THE REAPING had a pretty cool trailer too...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    it looks good

    by chipps

    even if some of the tricks are old. hmm so what i guess,

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    This thing is one Michael C. Hall away from being

    by RaveX

    "Dexter The Movie". <p> That being said, it looks kinda good. I any case, better then trailer for remake of "A Tale of Two Sisters". <p> ...seems as if they frakked up the dinner/under-the-cupboard scene.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    The Dark Half

    by König Lear

    The movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Half was a little more rooted in psychological horror, and so a little more palatable. (The movie wasn't very good, but it at least had ONE foot in the reality pool.) This just looks...I don't know. It could be diverting, I guess, but when it costs as much as it does to go to the movies, "diverting" doesn't compel my ass into a seat. Gary Oldman, though..

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    No more spooky kids. Enough

    by SirLoin

    Can we move on to the next horror cliche please?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by König Lear

    I'd really like to see the quick death of the "Old-film-holds-the-secret/evil spirit" trick. It's an indirect but powerful suggestion that we go watch a movie made better twenty years ago, and I usually do.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I enjoy Goyer's writing, but am wary of his directing after "Blade 3." Obviously, the guy enjoys genre mayhem, wackiness, and violence, so hopefully he put it together for this new film.<p> The two things that stick out the most for me about that trailer were:<p> a) Odette, a hottie extraordinaire who seems to have some acting chops too, and<p> b) The tweaky, old-school, glass-smashing violence.<p> A horror movie without rip-roaring violence, aka every J-horror film ever made, loses huge points with me. This new film appears to contain lots of lots of R-rated phantasmagoria.<p> So maybe it'll be good. I hope so.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    it rips off...

    by ufoclub1977

    off Alice Sweet Alice as well.... with the raincoat kid and knife... doesn't it?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by Bulvai

    K, that's worth a look.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I stopped watching the trailer when the kid...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...started talking with the "scary" voice, which means that I watched something liek the first 10 seconds.<br> Come on, this is one of the lamest cliches ever! I don't wanna see shit like that anymore. Maybe this movie turns out to be the fucking greatest thing ever, but it totally lost me because of that fucking scary kid cliche.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I'm in Germany and I can watch it.

    by DerLanghaarige

    What is the problem?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    screw US-ONLY releases on the INTERNET...

    by tbdeinc

    F#$Ken learn the meaning and the intent of the word: INTERNET.... if you want to release only in the US, then make copies and snailmail them to your US friends... here is a hirez version:

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Wow, I'm genuinely surprised...

    by SilentP

    ...that people actually seem to be liking this trailer. Are you serious? That looks *awful*. The stupid little kid going "He wants to be born now" (horror writers... little kids aren't scary anymore. it's over. they're just annoying now. let it go.). Or "Is it possible to be haunted by someone... who wasn't EVEN BORN!?!?!" Like, what? Why would that be any more fantastic than being haunted by someone period? Only some of the visual imagery in this was worthwhile. Like the old guy twisting his head. Though it's not like that kind of thing has never been done before either.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Oh oh

    by SilentP

    and the scene where the blanket comes off her and the kid is feeling her up or something. That was also pretty terrible. Seriously, this looks good to people? I am honestly baffled. Especially considering how much the talkbackers here seem to immediately hate everything, how does *this* look good to you? It does not compute.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    I'm Oz and I can watch it no problems

    by Womb2dooM

    And holy shit that is the best horror trailer I think I have ever seen! This just shot up to number 4 on my must see list!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by Womb2dooM

    That was playing through my head as soon as the reveal came about what's haunting her.<P>She's really hot by the way. She's almost Jessica Alba hot, if Jessica Alba had a fatal foetus nubbin on her Milkior!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    wait, I know the kid

    by DeadPanWalking

    Isn't he the lead singer of Fall Out Boy? Now that IS scary. (thanks, I'll be here all week.)

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Horror cliche checklist

    by skimn

    Evil spooky kid...check (practically every other horror film from the past twenty years)<p>Little person in raincoat holding knife...check (has no one here seen Don't Look Now?)<p>Exorcist scene...check (There have been so many exorcism movies lately I'm expecting "Exorcism At Denny's")<p>spiderwalk person...check (Hello, Exorcist?)<p>dog w/face...check (mentioned earlier with Body Snatchers)<p>Of course they mention the Batman connection, but wasn't Goyer's previous film The Invisible...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Great trailer, plus the girl is hot.

    by dr sauch

    we'll see

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Womb2dooM

    So if something has been done ONCE before, it's cliche?! Pump the breaks kid. It's not the clouds in the sky it's the shapes in your eye.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Is this related to the other Unborn franchise

    by CalvinCoolidge

    the unborn 2 was hilarious

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    My God. Odette Yustman...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius a turbo-hottie.<P>I have to see this movie because of my "See Every Film Gary Oldman Is In Rule".

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by Bricktops hammer

    Had that same rule which is why I sat thru the awful Lost in Space. Live and learn

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Sorta with Quint

    by Neosamurai85

    but the child actor looks terrible. When he hit her, I actually laughed, and much like Silent Hill (which it is clearly ripping off), it feels like one of those annoying misses where so much is right, but what's wrong is too much. Still Love me some Gary. Side note: anyone else feel that The Dark was really underrated in this new genre of "trying to do Silent Hill better than Silent Hill?"

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Bricktops hammer

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I have been there my Oldman brother. I have been there.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    The girl is too hot

    by Bricktops hammer

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Why they try to make Idris Elba look evil?

    by drturing

    Sheeeeeeeeee-it.<p> This looks like kind of absolute shit that dumb teenagers guarantee a 20 mil opening weekend.<p> Also imagine how much cooler this movie would be if the evil little kid was played by the kid from Problem Child.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by Bricktops hammer

    Having trouble thinking of another bad one, though. Jade, that's going pretty far back, and was not that bad. Oldman was good at least "hmph, that makes us practically related"

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Best Oldman movie?

    by Holy Hell

    Romeo is Bleeding.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    "So you're the big hoodlum? Personally, I don't see it. "

    by caruso_stalker217

    "Keep lookin'." <p>ROMEO IS BLEEDING. Criminally overlooked. Great performance by Oldman, Lena Olin is weirdly sexy, etc. My favorite Oldman movie is still DRACULA, though.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Am I the only person unimpressed?

    by MurderMostFowl

    That trailer ( and probably the movie ) was absolutely formulaic... boy... never say that last segment of the trailer coming... nosiree. It's alot to read into a trailer, but I'm willing to go out on a ledge here and say the characters will all be one dimensional and the backstory on why "he" is the way he is will be weak, and the heroine will "win" in the end by shear coincidence. This whole film reeks of "wannabe" Exorcist, Ring, 6th sense & Poltergeist. ( and I got an odd vibe for Flatliners watching that too. )

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Is this a remake of a J-Horror film?

    by NoCalFlicks

    Because if it isn't it looks like another re-tread of every J-horror flick made over the past 10 years or so. Look, the trailer had some creepy moments, which can't be denied, but the last thing I want to see is another J-horror retread that revolves around a "damaged soul of a dead child that just wants some kind of justice before it moves on to the afterlife"

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST


    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    it has some slick production values, they certainly didn't skimp on it...but it still looks like all the rest of the super-natural horror films out there.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Too much going on!

    by Orionsangels

    I don't know what to focus on as the enemy

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by JRG1316

    This movie looked interesting until I saw Michael Bay's name. Now I know it's going to be crap.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Really? I came up with that first? Good for me.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    The Version You've Never Seen!

    by Duke of Hurl

    Goyer can't shake the hackery when he directs.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that Looked like The Ring

    by DKT

    I like Goyer as a writer. Gary Oldman, huh? We'll see...I'll wait 'til the reviews come in.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Odette Yustman, aka Mandy Moore 2, and another chance for Goyer

    by halberd

    Oh... and MICHAEL BAY. My attention has been acquired.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    by Quartermass-87

    YAY all the haters are silly actually to hate when this actually looks good and ain't a REMAKE which is so rare nowadays. And to some who said they will wait for reviews...really? you let a review make up your mind? you let someone else tell you whats good? wow that a brainless idea no wonder people hate everything on this site.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Fucking MT-Fucking V Fuck!

    by thefrood

    What is the fucking point in having a fucking trailer (which after fucking all is a fucking ADVERT for your fucking film) that does not fucking play out side the US-FUCKING-A? Talk about fucking your own fucking marketing campaign in the fucking ass! Fuck... that felt good!

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Best Oldman Movie?

    by Tar Heel

    I gotta go way back and say "Sid and Nancy," with maybe "The Professional" coming in second.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Re: Horror cliches

    by skimn

    "So if something has been done ONCE before, it's cliche?! " No, not really. There is really nothing truly new anymore. It depends on the details, and of course, the story elements. The Orphanage played with familiar horror elements, but the story, and images, lifted it from the ordinary. It's just that the trailer played like a checklist of horror imagery that has been around for years.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    It's definately not his best, but Oldman

    by skimn

    looked like he was having a ball playing Zorg in 5th Element.

  • Oct. 11, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Gee, ya think this is a rip-off???

    by BobaFetish

    How about something original there, Dave?

  • Oct. 11, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I spotted atleast two actors from Dexter...

    by AtaxianTheMagnificent


  • Oct. 12, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    If you are outside of the US, use a proxy

    by Dingbatty

    if you can't view it.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:36 a.m. CST

    did a robot make this?

    by Potatino

    trailer looks like a mish mash of everything they could think of being being scary... emotion by committee or something.. like someone who didn't know what horror felt like just ripped off everything they thought was scary and tried to emulate that... man to hell with that i'm bored already