Paranormal Drama Odd Thomas And French Road Trip Drama Our Day Will Come Finally Get U.S. Distribution
This year has seen the release of two horror efforts that sat on the shelf for longer than either of them deserved, with Adam Wingard’s You’re Next and Jonathan Levine’s 2006 horror All the Boys Love Mandy Lane finally getting into theaters. (2010’s 6 Souls also got a DVD release this year.) It must be hard to tell where the cutoff date is for theatrical releases, as two more films are getting their delayed U.S. distribution. Deadline reports Image Entertainment has acquired Stephen Sommers’ paranormal drama Odd Thomas, which wrapped production in the beginning of 2012, and Oscilloscope Laboratories bought up the Rights to Romain Gavras’ French drama Our Day Will Come (Notre jour viendra), which got its world premiere at TIFF in 2010. So these flicks aren’t antiques just yet, but they’ll need to start drumming up some interest.
Odd Thomas, also written by Sommers (The Mummy), is based on the bestselling novel and series from Dean Koontz, and stars Anton Yelchin as a lighthearted and clairvoyant short-order cook who meets a mysterious man (Shuler Hensley) who is connected to dark and evil threats. The less you know, the better. The film also stars Addison Timlin (Californication), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Nico Tortorella (The Following) and Leonor Varela (Dallas).
Image is looking to put the film in theaters early in 2014, and considering this has to be one of Sommers’ cheapest productions in 15 years at $30 million, it won’t need to recoup nearly as much as his films usually do. Check out the trailer below.
Meanwhile, Our Day Will Come is the debut feature from Gavras, and stars Olivier Barthélémy as Rémy, a troubled outcast teen who aims to travel to Ireland, where he believes redheaded people like himself are treated better. He makes the trip with his off-kilter psychologist (Vincent Cassel), who is helping Rémy free himself of his inner demons. It’s part violent road movie, part existential character study, with other genres mixed in.
It received mixed reviews when it was released throughout Europe, but we’ll see if Our Day Will Come hits American audiences more positively when Oscilloscope releases the film on VOD platforms on October 22. Check out the dark and admittedly awesome trailer below.
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