Daily Trailer: It Might Be Best To Stop For ‘Red Lights’
We here at Filmophilia, for the most part, liked Rodrigo Cortés’ Buried. An claustrophobic thriller confined to a single, small location. Now Cortés, who also wrote the script, is expanding the scope and scale pretty much exponentially with his Sundance hit paranormal thriller, Red Lights.
Long story short, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver are scientists that debunk various claims of paranormal abilities. Murphy then becomes interested in Robert De Niro‘s character, reportedly the most powerful psychic in existence. Weaver tells him to stay away, he doesn’t and strange happenings occur. Add in a romantic sub-plot featuring the rapidly rising Elizabeth Olsen and you have one interesting thriller on your hands.
On paper you have a fantastic cast. Cillian Murphy is always, always, good and Elizabeth Olsen is possibly one of the best young talents working today. Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro are of course legends. But it’s with the legends where possible frailties lie. DeNiro, with the exception of 2007′s Stardust, hasn’t been giving consistently good performances for almost two decades and Weaver has kind of been coasting for the same duration of time. Thankfully, it has been good buzz out of Sundance and looks set to deliver a thrilling paranormal experience.
Look for it around March.
- Sundance 2012: Red Lights Flags Down Distribution (dreadcentral.com)