And Soon the Darkness trailer online
Karl Urban does do creepy very well, sorry Mr Urban, I'm sure in real life you're a very nice bloke but when you play a character with unknown morals and agenda it looks pretty good on screen, and there's a moment in the trailer for And Soon the Darkness that has him asking "I just wanted to check you were all right" that feels very ambiguous.
The film sees two beautiful girls partying hard in Argentina, away from the regular tourist hotspots, and one of the girls awakes to find her friend missing, simply vanished, and no one seems interested in helping her find her friend, not even the police, just an American ex-pat staying at her hotel seems to be interested in helping. The question is, can he be trusted or not?
The set-up of the trailer feels like a lot of films with a similar set-up of American tourists abroad, innocently getting wasted and partying and falling foul of organ transplants, torture for money, or some strange living plant. We've seen it many times before, however to the credit of the trailer it does pull it back and deliver a strong second half.
Odette Yustman is the girl that vanishes, like so many foreign tourists in the same location in the story, and Amber Heard plays her friend desperate to find her. Meanwhile Karl Urban attempts to help, or does he? Here's the full blurb for And Soon the Darkness:
Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie's (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect "girl's getaway" to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already - with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists. Skeptical of the sherifs competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth. With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls.
The film is a remake of the British 1970 film of the same name, and while it's a remake, at least it's not one that's just been released.
The trailer is over at Apple Trailers in high definition, found through JoBlo. Have a look and see what you think. It might be an okay thriller/horror, and at least it's not teen-friendly and in 3D, yes it even has an MPAA R rating.