There is a cure, but how we get that cure when it comes to Gore Verbinski’s A Cure For Wellness leaves us rather unsettling. After last week’s ‘Hall’ clip confrontation for our young executive (played by Dane Dehaan) things will get more deprived. As he prepares for a deep sleep in a tank, but to get those toxins released from his body according to the doctor (hello to Jason Isaacs) he may hallucinate!
Whilst we’ve established the movie’s genre, it’s been shrouded in secrecy and mystery which has helped the movie’s buzz. In the above clip you can clearly see the movie’s inspiration , even Verbinski’s failed Bioshock game movie adaptation, Steampunk sub genre too.
In Cure For Wellness,An ambitious young executive (Dehaan) is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
A Cure For Wellness has now got a confirmed UK&Irish release date which is 1 week after the USA on 24th February. There will also be a preview of the movie at Glasgow Film Festival, kicking off this year’s Horror Channel Frighfest [buy tickets].
The movie also stars Mia Goth, Celia Imrie and Jason Issacs.