‘And Soon The Darkness’ Trailer Features Butts, Bones, And Bad Guys

Your time is valuable. I understand that. But we have a trailer for you to watch for a film you’ve probably heard absolutely nothing about. And to make matters worse it’s a remake. But what if I told you this particular new film stars Amber Heard, Odette Yustman, and Karl Urban? That’s two attractive ladies and Bones McCoy right there. What if I added in the fact that two of those actors, the ones without penises, spend part of the film in tiny bikinis? Plot and pedigree don’t even matter anymore do they? I didn’t think so.

You people are perverts.

And I love you for it. So with no foreknowledge of what this film is about go ahead and watch this new trailer for And Soon The Darkness

What do you think? Besides looking good the trailer also does a solid job of teasing the possibility of Urban as a bad guy without overselling it either way. Hell, I’m just happy to see a trailer that doesn’t giveaway every plot twist and turn and actually leaves most of the mystery for the film itself. Color me intrigued! This is a remake of British film from 1970, but where the original followed two English girls on vacation in France this new incarnation moves the action to the wilds of South America. I’m a fan of all three leads here, for slightly different reasons, and I’m also a sucker for thrillers that see their protagonists lost in an unfamiliar land. It adds an additional outside threat to their predicament and can keep things fairly unpredictable when done right. The official plot synopsis is below.

Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie’s (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect ‘girl’s getaway’ to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals.  After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off.  But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already – with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists.  Skeptical of the sheriff’s competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel.  Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth.   With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls.”

And Soon the Darkness is co-written and directed by Marcos Efron and opens December 17th.

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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