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Well this looks intriguing.

 

 

I have no idea what's going on but that trailer is GORGEOUS. Just some stunning shots throughout.

 

Creepy Asylum shenanigans abound! 

 

But did they have to include both the Inception horns AND a creepy cover of a popular song? Going for trailer music BINGO it looks like.

post #2 of 126

Obvious connection notwithstanding... it's funny how much this looks like it could come across as some expansion of Verbinski's remake of THE RING.

 

AW YEA I NEEEEEED MORE DANE DEHAAN!

 

Also Jason Issacs?  Nice!

post #3 of 126

Looks good and not only does it feature McNooj's favorite actor, Dane DeHaan, but it also stars Jason Isaacs! Wooo!

post #4 of 126

TOO LATE!

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TOO LATE!

 

post #6 of 126

We've reached peak "slow scary version of popular song".

post #7 of 126

"From visionary director Gore Verbinski"

 

LOLOLOL

 

Oh man.

 

Sorry, I am not a Gore Verbinski fan. At all.

 

And his ugly sense of color palette is very much rearing its head here.

 

That said, other than that, I do have to admit that this looks pretty promising, and palette aside the shot compositions look dope. It kind of looks like David Fincher directing a horror script by Terry Gilliam. That could be the sweet spot where ol' Verb actualizes.

post #8 of 126
I'm getting a strong Altered States vibe from this.
post #9 of 126

That looks gorgeous.

 

Is this based on any existing material? I ask because it looks like he may have snuck some inspiration from his failed BioShock movie into this...

post #10 of 126

It looks like Verbinski might have drawn inspiration from that Bioshock movie he never made.

 

Man, that would have been one gorgeous movie.

post #11 of 126

I must be on ignore. ;)

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That looks gorgeous.

 

Is this based on any existing material? I ask because it looks like he may have snuck some inspiration from his failed BioShock movie into this...

 

It looks like this is an original screenplay by Justin Haythe.  He's worked with Verbinski before:  he was brought on to do some rewrites for Lone Ranger.

post #13 of 126

Ah cool, thanks for sharing. So many movies are based on books these days, I wasn't sure. Then, yes, looks like he didn't scrap every idea that came out of BioShock.

post #14 of 126

Looks like it might be decent. This is the first time I've had any interest in a Verbinski joint in a long long time. Bro ain't no "visionary" though, hahahaha.

 

Just wanted to mention real quick also that it just occured to me that Verbinski might have taken a little bit of inspiration from his failed Bioshock project and used it for this.

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Hey guys! I just came up with a theory that I'm surprised nobody else here has mentioned! 

 

Gore Verbinski was working on a failed Bioshock project before this. Some of this imagery looks a bit Bioshocky. Do you think some of his Bioshock ideas fed into this?

 

Let me know what YOU think and whether you think I'm a genius for having deduced this. Please also be sure to insert (C) MrSaxon beside any theories about the failed Bioshock movie and this movie.

post #16 of 126
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Would you kindly stop talking about Bioshock? 

post #17 of 126

NEVER

post #18 of 126
Thread Starter 

A man chooses.

 

A slave obeys. 

 

OBEY! 

post #19 of 126

I don't play or care about Bioshock. 

But I also thought this looked like recycled Bioshock concepts.

post #20 of 126
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I'm getting a strong Altered States vibe from this.

Yeah I was thinking that.  Bit of Altered States, a bit of Flatliners maybe.  Stir in some Inception and a dash of Jacob's Ladder  (or The Cell if you haven't got any of that lying around)  and we're probably there.

 

I was half expecting a dark sequel to The Road to Wellville though (Imagine Cronenberg's take on Kellogg.  "He was up to his elbows!")

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I was half expecting a dark sequel to The Road to Wellville

Whoa, I haven't thought about this movie in years! This used to be one of my favorite movies in my late teens. So odd.

post #22 of 126
You guys reckon he resused some of his Bioshick concepts from the dead film?

But seriously, this trailer looked amazing. Love me some creepy asylum stuff.
post #23 of 126
Guys, I am playing this game called BioShock and I think it stole some of its ideas from this movie. It hasn't even come out yet and it's already been influential. Gore really is a visionary!
post #24 of 126
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Funnily enough this thread DID make me start up Bioshock again. 

 

Eight year old game...still fucking great.

post #25 of 126

Let's disregard my whoopsie and talk Trailer #2:

 

 

 

This is definitely the return of the Verbinski that made THE RING.

post #26 of 126

Very interesting. Reminds me a bit of Shutter Island

 

Also, it seems Jason Isaacs really likes playing crazy doctors at the moment.

post #27 of 126

Definitely Shutter Island influence all over that trailer. Some great looking shots. Many, many reflections.

post #28 of 126

heheheheh shutter island indeed... starring mini-dicaprio!

 

2017 will be deYear of deHaan!

post #29 of 126
Gore Verbinski: I'm just going to art direct the shit out of this movie until someone, somewhere thinks it means something.

Seriously, release date graveyards aren't what they used to be, but I have a strong suspicion that there's a not great reason this is being released in February.
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heheheheh shutter island indeed... starring mini-dicaprio!

 

2017 will be deYear of deHaan!

 

You don't know how much I want a t-shirt with Dane holding his palm up and the message "Speak To DeHaan".

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Gore Verbinski: I'm just going to art direct the shit out of this movie until someone, somewhere thinks it means something.

Seriously, release date graveyards aren't what they used to be, but I have a strong suspicion that there's a not great reason this is being released in February.


yeah, ol' Gore doesn't get much benefit of doubt from me. The Ring remake works and the first Pirates is entertaining, which I wouldn't have thought possible from Gore otherwise, but aside from those I find all his other movies interminable slogs with the fugliest color palettes possible (well, until that title was taken by the Guy Ritchie King Arthur trailer I saw in front of R1).

 

The Mexican. The fucking Mexican. Just recalling sitting in the theater watching that chore, UUUUGH.

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yeah, ol' Gore doesn't get much benefit of doubt from me. The Ring remake works and the first Pirates is entertaining, which I wouldn't have thought possible from Gore otherwise, but aside from those I find all his other movies interminable slogs with the fugliest color palettes possible (well, until that title was taken by the Guy Ritchie King Arthur trailer I saw in front of R1).

 

The Mexican. The fucking Mexican. Just recalling sitting in the theater watching that chore, UUUUGH.


Yikes, haven't heard that movie mentioned in a long time. I was really jazzed to see that movie and I remember hating it. I don't remember jack shit about it though.

post #33 of 126

So bad. So monumentally boring. So ugly to look at.

post #34 of 126
I like The Mexican.

Gay Gandolfini hitman.

What else you need?
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I like The Mexican.

Gay Gandolfini hitman.

What else you need?


A lot. I need a lot else.

post #36 of 126
Nah.
post #37 of 126

looks good 

needs a children's choir

post #38 of 126
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

this movie is such WONDERFUL GONZO NONSENSE

the final shot had me HOOOOWLING
post #39 of 126
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Very interesting. Reminds me a bit of Shutter Island

 

I was wondering how long it would take for somebody to bring up Shutter Island.  Easily the first thing I thought of.  

post #40 of 126
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

this movie is such WONDERFUL GONZO NONSENSE

the final shot had me HOOOOWLING

You saw the movie or the second trailer?

post #41 of 126
this movie is shutter shining island for sure...

and then something else for the finale

HAHAHAHAHAH

GOD I LOVE DANE DEHAAN
post #42 of 126
Pm me spoilers plz.
post #43 of 126
no way

all I'll say is that the score should've featured PIPE ORGANS for the finale
post #44 of 126
I don't need your protection! DO IT
post #45 of 126

I love it when Nooj is excited about a movie.  Good or bad, it's going to be memorable at least.

post #46 of 126
The under the surface spoiler here is glorious I promise you.
post #47 of 126
the movie is never all that scary or compelling, but it kept me interested for its runtime (which is SO much longer than it feels necessary).

it takes so long to get going, and even then it's working on a slow-burn

but there's fun imagery and some gross abuses of oral cavities

DeHaan is a treasure.

I NEED HIM
post #48 of 126

Eels going into cavities confirmed.  

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and more!
post #50 of 126

So we've got eel people?  Some kind of invasion of body snatchers?  Lamer than that?  Any less than that I don't want to see it.  Eel people MINIMUM.  

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