Inescapable trailer with Siddig and Tomei
What would happen if you take the idea of the film Taken, strip out all the Luc Besson side of things, transplant it to a real world Syria with all the dangers present there and give it a story based much more on a possible reality? Well I think from the looks of the trailer of Inescapable this is what you would get.
Starring Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei, Joshua Jackson and Oded Fehr the film is about to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and reveal itself to all. Let's hope it turns out to be as good as it looks and gets a wide distribution deal.
Inescapable comes from writer and director Ruba Nadda who previously wrote and directed the film Cairo Time also starring Alexander Siddig. Inescapable seems to be selling it as a much harder film than that although it's billed as a mystery, drama and romance on IMDB it looks from the trailer that it's much more of a thriller, especially near the end. Of course this could simply be targeted marketing.
Here's the official blurb for Inescapable:
One afternoon, on a typical day at work, Adib is confronted with devastating news: His eldest daughter, Muna, has gone missing in Damascus. Now Adib, who has not been back in over 30 years, must return to Syria and deal with his secret past in order to find her. Inescapable is a thriller about a father's desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind.
Right now I'm not sure which way the film is going, I certainly found the opening half of the trailer very interesting and engaging especially with some of the unusually cast actors, but later it does seem to turn into a film where Siddig's character is going to take on the security services and anyone else who stands in his way to find his daughter, although saying that it doesn't look like he's going on a total Taken (Filmstalker review) rampage.
Here's the trailer for Inescapable through HeyUGuys and The Playlist so that you can decide. Personally I think it looks good but I wonder if the film is going to be much more of the first half and much less of the second.