7500 stars True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart (Columbus Circle) play a married couple on board a night flight from Los Angeles to Toyko on the titular flight number. Only they might not make it to their destination, as the plane soon becomes a hotbed of ghostly activity.
What else moved around the slate? Well, Louis Leterrier’s crime thriller Now You See Me -- about illusionists who use their skills to pull off bank heists – shifted from January 2013 to a more-coveted March 15, 2013 release date. Seth Rogen’s The Guilt Trip, with Barbara Streisand, moved from Nov. 2 to Christmas Day 2012
That slow-tempo rendition of John Denver’s usually sunny “Leaving On a Jet Plane” is haunting. Who sings that? It really helps set the ominous mood as passengers board what might be a haunted flight. Shimizu is best known for his Grudge films, and 7500 features many of the same jump-cut horror edits that are geared toward jolting audiences out of our chairs
We've seen movies use planes as the setting for scary scenarios before. Snakes on a Plane is a relatively recent example of horror on a plane (and a demonstration of the kind of mess a bunch of worked-up snakes can make to the interior of an aircraft). Later this year, 7500 will deliver it's own kind of horrific plane scenario.