Best known for his last film, Buried, which trapped Ryan Reynolds’ character in a box for essentially the entirety of the ninety-minute film, Rodrigo Cortés next film, Red Lights, debuted at Sundance to a good reception and was picked up for US distribution by Millennium Entertainment.
Following the acquisition, the first international trailer for the film was released, which looked impressive even without being able to understand the dubbing. We’ve now got the first English-language trailer to share with you, via Dutch FilmWorks and Collider, which is pretty much identical to that first trailer, with the obvious exception in that it’s in the original English.
The cast is pretty impressive, headed up by Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and the rising Sundance-favourite Elizabeth Olsen, with a plot that looks a little like this:
“A psychological thriller which explores the human brain’s perception mechanisms and the diffuse frontiers between belief and science, RED LIGHTS starts out from the experiences of two rationalist scientists who dissect phenomena from the metapsychic world, and the clash of forces with a world famous psychic they bring about. The past and the present of each the protagonists contain still unrevealed shadows, setting in train a dark story of growing tension, full of unexpected twists and turns.”
No word yet on a release date, but it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to suppose that Millennium might want to put this out around Halloween. Paranormal Activity is due out on 19th October, so whether Millennium will want to avoid the competition by releasing it before or after, or even go up against it, remains to be seen. We can no doubt look forward to seeing more from the film in the coming months, and this first trailer is a promising start to the campaign following its acquisition. You can catch up on everything else we’ve already seen for the film here, after enjoying this first English-language trailer.
Elizabeth Olsen’s critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene will be arriving in UK cinemas this Friday, 3rd February, and you can read our interview with writer-director Sean Durkin and Olsen’s co-star John Hawkes right here. Be sure to check back in tomorrow when we put up our review for what is set to be a powerful film, and a remarkable feature debut for Olsen here in the UK.
Elizabeth Olsen’s critically-acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene will be arriving in UK cinemas this Friday, 3