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Case 39 trailer

Case39.jpgChristian Alvart made Case 39 in 2008 before Pandorum (Filmstalker review) and the film has been seeing a slow release from August 2009 that continues through to the USA in October with the UK in March, it's been a long time coming and yet it's not really clear why.

For all the stories about the delay and the rumours that go with it, no one really knows why the film was held back a year until beginning a slow release across the world. Now, finally, the remaining countries will see the film released through to the final release in America.

So to celebrate that there's a brand new trailer online for Case 39, and it's in high definition, plus there's a nice shiny new blurb to go along with it:

In Case 39, family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all... until she meets 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) and the child's cruel and dangerous parents. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm Lily, their only daughter. Frightened for her life, Emily enlists the help of Detective Mike Barron (Ian McShane) and takes Lily in while she continues the search for the perfect foster family. Just as it seems as though Lily is on her way to a more loving home, under the guidance of Emily and psychiatrist (Bradley Cooper), dark forces surrounding this young girl come to light and, little do they know, their attempts to protect her will only bring on greater horror…

Christian Alvart's Antikörper (Antibodies - Filmstalker review) really impressed me, although I did feel that Pandorum (Filmstalker review) was somewhat lacking. So I wonder where Case 39 sits?

One concern I have about the film, and something that I've said time and time again during the continual non-release, is that it might just be giving away a little too much in the trailer. Watching it you get the sense that there are a number of big reveals throughout, and if your mind hasn't already guessed at what could come in the film then I'm guessing you don't watch a lot of thrillers.

However I like to hold out hope because Antibodies held some nice surprises, and while Pandorum did but didn't reveal them well enough, Case 39 could do it. Plus the film stars Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Adrian Lester and Bradley Cooper, and that's a decent list of actors.

Have a look at the trailer which is over at Apple Trailers and see what you think, give it a go and don't pre-judge it based on the late release, after all it is an R rated horror film which is what a lot of horror fans keep shouting for.



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