After the Spierig brothers bring Billy the Puppet and torturous traps back to the big screen with the release of Jigsaw, they'll take viewers into the labyrinthine confines of the Winchester Mystery House in a supernatural movie based on the real-life location. Originally titled Winchester, the film now has a new title and release date.
According to Variety, Winchester is now titled Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built, and is slated for a February 2nd, 2018 release from CBS Films, who have bumped it up slightly from its previous February 23rd spot on the calendar.
In the film, Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester, who believed she was haunted by the spirits of people slain by Winchester rifles. Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig (Jigsaw, Predestination, Daybreakers), Winchester also stars Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Finn Scicluna-O’Prey, and Angus Sampson.
Synopsis: "Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters..."