Vanishing Waves Trailer
Fantastic Fest attendees should make time to see the emotional sci-fi drama Vanishing Waves, which has a beautiful new trailer that we caught a look at on Film School Rejects. As the website points out, the film recalls features like Inception and The Cell. There might also be a bit of Aronofsky's The Fountain in there.
The moving film follows a scientist who is part of a neurological research team. He volunteers to experiment with a new technology that gives him access to the thoughts of coma victims. Judging by this trailer, he has a deeply personal connection to the woman we see wandering through a dream-like world. Watch the stylish trailer, and let us know if you'll be giving it a go in Austin later this month. Note: May be NSFW due to brief nudity
Atlas Shrugged 2 Trailer
Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan should be happy to know that a trailer for the Atlas Shrugged
sequel has arrived. He's probably the only one that cares, but here's a look at part two in the Ayn Rand-inspired tale. The film hits theaters for a limited engagement this fall, from director John Putch. Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian and Kim Rhodes star in the story that picks up with the global economy on the brink of collapse. "Danny Taggart discovers what might be the answer to a mounting energy crisis and races against the clock to prevent the motor of the world from being stopped for good." Can you stand round two, or was the first film all the Rand you can stand? [The Film Stage
Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral screens at TIFF next week, and the creepy thriller has an awesome featurette prepping you for stylish cinematography, celebrity-obsessed illnesses, and shadowy clinicians (Caleb Landry Jones). The futuristic tale hones in on a society that has become preoccupied with infecting themselves with celebrity sickness. Sarah Gadon is the superstar Jones' Syd March shares an extremely unhealthy link to.
Cronenberg is darkly charming in the short video. He explains that he's an antisocial, quiet kind of dude and that the film has been somewhat therapeutic for him. He also reveals that the idea for Antiviral
came to him during a fever dream. We're dying for the distributor to nail down a U.S. release date, but if you're in Canada, you can see the film on October 14 in theaters. [The Movie Box