It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have our first look at The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, the latest film from Troll Hunter director André Øvredal.
Starring Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox in the lead roles, it’s been delayed for a while now, and while we still don’t have exact confirmation of a UK air date at hand, its US release has been confirmed as 21 December, so at least we have a timescale of when we’ll see this.
From first impressions, it looks quite different in tone from Troll Hunter, which mixed more comedic elements with its found-footage aesthetic. Here, this sees the two leads trapped/hunted in a confined space, making this an altogether more tense affair.
Anyway, you can read the synopsis for The Autopsy Of Jane Doe below:
Experienced coroner Tommy Tilden and his grown-up son Austin run a family-owned morgue and crematorium in Virginia. When the local Sheriff brings in an emergency case — an unknown female corpse nicknamed ‘Jane Doe’, found in the basement of a home where a multiple homicide took place — it seems like just another open-and-shut case. But as the autopsy proceeds, these seasoned professionals are left reeling as each layer of their inspection brings frightening new revelations. Perfectly preserved on the outside, Jane Doe’s insides have been scarred, charred and dismembered — seemingly the victim of a horrific yet mysterious ritualistic torture. As Tommy and Austin begin to piece together these gruesome discoveries, an unnatural force takes hold of the crematorium. While a violent storm rages above ground, it seems the real horrors lie on the inside…
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe will be released in cinemas in the US on 21 December 2016, and in the UK at a later date. For all the latest movie news, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.