Perhaps it’s inspiration, maybe some national, unconscious fear sparked it off, but I can’t for the life of me determine why there’s been this glut of “one actor in a tight space” movies for the past couple of years — be it 127 Hours, Buried, or the Adrien Brody vehicle Wrecked. The latest in this line is Gabe Torres‘ Brake, which features Stephen Dorff as a Secret Service agent who gets himself stuck in the trunk of a car, all as the President is under attack from… someone. I don’t entirely know, since the trailer from Apple is nigh incomprehensible, with bizarre editing, poorly-chosen snatches of dialogue, and hints of a premise that’s far more complicated than necessary. Poor Dorff.
Watch the trailer below:
Synopsis: Jeremy Reins (Stephen Dorff) is about to have a very bad day. He wakes up in total darkness, confused and disoriented. The only light comes from the blood-red digital numbers ticking away above his head. Jeremy quickly realizes he’s in trouble. It’s hard to breath. He can barely move. And no one will answer his cries for help. Then, he hears the sound of an engine and it all becomes clear…he’s trapped in the trunk of a moving car. As his captors reveal themselves and their motives, Jeremy realizes he won’t be set free until he gives up the whereabouts of “Roulette,” a secret location where the U.S. President is taken in the event of a terrorist attack.
Brake hits VOD on February 17th and opens in theaters on March 23rd.
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