We all know the most tired convention for describing a movie is to mix the movies it’s reminiscent of – hell, The Player sent that up more than a quarter-century ago (“It’s Out of Africa meets Pretty Woman,” “It’s Ghost meets The Manchurian Candidate,” you remember). But what if I told you there was a movie coming out that’s Children of Men meets Orphan Black, starring The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? You’d really wanna see that, yes?
Well, I have good news for you. Seven Sisters, from Norwegian horror director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters), is set in a not-too-distant dystopian future, in which overpopulation has prompted state-mandated single-child households. So when a woman gives birth to septuplets, their father (Willem Dafoe) devises a plan to only let one of them leave the house at a time, one for each day of the week. And the movie’s about what happens when that goes awry.
Noomi Rapace, from the original Dragon Tattoo and Prometheus, plays the seven sisters (and thankfully, the trailer resists the multiple-role comedy trailer convention of “Starring Noomi Rapace…. Noomi Rapace… Noomi Rapace…”), while Glenn Close continues to work her Girl with All The Gifts sci-fi vibe as the villain. And here’s your trailer:
Per Indiewire, Seven Sisters hits French cinemas in August (hence the subtitled trailer) before landing on Netflix later this year.