Have an UNTITLED UNIVERSAL EVENT FILM on the calendar that’s clearly not ready and you don’t know what to do with? No worries, Blumhouse pictures apparently has so much in the can, Universal can easily pivot to one of their films, which is exactly what they are doing. Today Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ announced the film in question, “Freaky” will be released on Friday, November 13, 2020 and they even have a surprise trailer at the ready.
“Freaky” features breakout star Kathryn Newton, known for “Blockers,” HBO’s “Big Little Lies” as a girl who gets body-swapped with a serial killer that happens to be played by Vince Vaughn, it’s an interesting twist on the body-swap genre. Here’s the official synopsis:
This November, on Friday the 13th, prepare to get Freaky with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer.
Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO’s Big Little Lies) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries.
When The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. The only problem is she now looks like a towering psychopath who’s the target of a city-wide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming.
With some help from her friends—ultra-woke Nyla (Celeste O’Connor, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich, The Goldfinch) and her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton, Enter the Warriors Gate)—Millie races against the clock to reverse the curse while The Butcher discovers that having a female teen body is the perfect cover for a little Homecoming killing spree. The film also stars Alan Ruck (Succession), Katie Finneran (Why Women Kill), and Dana Drori (High Fidelity).
The inventive movie comes from writer-director Christopher Landon (known for “Happy Death Day,” and the “Paranormal Activity” franchise) comes a pitch-black horror-comedy about a slasher, a senior, and the brutal truth about high school. OK, we’re sold. So watch the trailer below and get ready for a new creative horror-comedy coming in November.