New Red Lights trailer ups the dramatic
Red Lights is a film about scientists investigating and debunking psychics and stars Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy as two scientists who are doing just that and turn their attention to a once famous psychic Simon Silver who has come out of retirement, the psychic is played by a powerful looking Robert De Niro.
Add to all those exciting names is that of the writer and director Rodrigo Cortés whose film Buried I just watched and was hugely impressed by, and we have a film with a lot of potential coming our way.
Here's the blurb for Red Lights:
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.
Buried was an excellent film, cleverly written (not by Cortés) and directed and superbly performed by Ryan Reynolds, more than that it delivered an ending that you wouldn't have expected and was hugely satisfying. Now that Rodrigo Cortés has stepped up in terms of production it's going to be interesting to see what he can deliver, and the early words from Sundance are positive, to a point.
Apparently what Cortés was passionate about in Buried, the ending of the story, is what trips up this film and a number of people who saw the film at Sundance say that the ending let the whole film down.
There's a hint that the ending might have been changed for the full release, and I hope so if it appears that the Sundance shown ending is the let down that people are saying, after all there was no compromise with Buried and it worked wonderfully in the film's favour.
The trailer comes through Empire and Collider and we'll be seeing the release in the UK on the 22nd June while the US has to wait until July 13th unusually. It's a strong trailer even if it looks a little muddled and overly edited. I'm sure the fading in and out every half second has something to do with the story but its damned annoying.