[REC] Genesis reveals a little more
There's not much more revealed in this new blurb for [REC] Genesis, but it does confirm one thing that I wasn't entirely sure they were going to do, even with watching [REC] 2 (Filmstalker review), they are leaving the building.
This last film also claims to be bringing elements of the other two together and explaining even more than the second film did, an explanation that took the film off in a very different direction and hopefully will do the same again.
Firstly there's some casting revealed for [REC] Genesis, this being the third and penultimate film in the series where the two creators have split to make one film each, Paco Plaza making [REC] Genesis and Jaume Balagueró making [REC] Apocalypse.
According to Bloody Disgusting Leticia Dolera and Diego Martin are set to star in the film. The story points out that Dolera played a role in a Spanish spoof film of [REC]. So that's the casting out of the way, now let's get to the good bit.
The blurb reveals a little more of what the plan is for [REC] Genesis, and confirms that yes, we are going outside.
The action in REC: Genesis encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experiences. The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future REC: Apocalypse.
I'm a little confused at this point, the title and the original outline of [REC] Genesis was that this would be the prequel to the films and that [REC] Apocalypse would be the final chapter to close the franchise, however the blurb above suggests that it may not be a prequel.
Is that just the way it's written? It does suggest that it's following on by saying "The infection has left the building..." and "...draws together the plots of the first two movies this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films...".
Reading those two lines I'm left with the clear impression that this is a sequel, not a prequel as was originally stated. I am confused, but then that's a good thing when it comes to the [REC] franchise.
There's no word if they're going to manage to keep the first person aspect enforced without breaking the connection with the audience, something that Paranormal Activity (Filmstalker review) is entirely guilty of and [REC] 2 (Filmstalker review) only fell fowl of a couple of times. It's going to be much harder out in the real world and in daylight.
The real question for me though is how they are going to incorporate another great twist, for in [REC] 2 they managed to turn the story on its head so easily and it provided for a much better film than the original, can they really do that again? I hope so.