Hide In The Light While Watching This New Vanishing On 7th Street Trailer
I sometimes wonder if my intense hatred of Hayden Christensen isn't all his fault. Looking at his resume, which includes titles such as the Star Wars prequels, Takers, Awake and Jumper, one begins to realize that he has a knack for starring in films that would probably be god-awful with or without his involvement. Perhaps he's not a bad actor; maybe he just has really bad taste. Vanishing on 7th Street may be a great way to find out and now we have the film's first trailer, courtesy of Yahoo!
Directed by Brad Anderson, the man who got Christian Bale to lose 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist, Christensen plays a man who wakes up one morning to discover that everyone in the world has vanished and that light is quickly disappearing. Joining up with the only survivors he can find, played by Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo, they realize that the only way to stay safe is to stay in the light.
Check out the trailer below or in HD over at Yahoo! and then join me afterward for some discussion.
What the movie seems to have working for it is atmosphere. As a person who ranks losing his sight among his top fears, moving into a world of darkness seems pretty terrifying, particularly when you're being haunted by dark apparitions. In addition to making The Machinist, a dark and creepy film in its own right, Anderson is also known for making Session 9, a terrific atmospheric horror film in its own right. Maybe this will work, maybe it won't. Guess we'll have to wait until February 18, 2011 to see.
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