A delayed-by-years horror movie — well, delayed in countries where it wasn’t released straight-to-DVD — from the future directors of Underworld: Awakening has all the ingredients of something which, how do you say it, is not so hot. But it has Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers taking the leads (as well as a theatrical U.S. opening on the way), so here we have the trailer for 6 Souls.
Using a number and not, mind you, the proper spelling should be our first sign of trouble, which makes the low quality of its preview altogether less troubling. It’s still a disappointment, however, to see two good actors, despite looking relatively game, slumming it for no apparent reason; the nice shots don’t lead me to think this, but if it all the bad signs are simply red herrings surrounding a good thriller, I’ll be shocked.
One can see the preview below (via Apple):
After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding’s (Julianne Moore) faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to open her up to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, a patient with multiple personalities who takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But, Cara quickly discovers that Adam’s other personalities are murder victims and the more she finds out about him and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.
After first playing in early 2009, 6 Souls will have a VOD release on March 1st and open in theaters on April 5th.
Does this hold any promise, or do Moore and Meyers need some explaining to do?
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