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Gens' The Divide trailer looks fantastic

TheDivide.jpgFor me this trailer beats the arrival of The Avengers trailer hands down. The Divide is directed by Xavier Gens and stars Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette, Lauren German, Michael Eklund, Rosanna Arquette, Ashton Holmes, Courtney B. Vance, Iván González, Jennifer Blanc and Abbey Thickson as a group locked in a fallout shelter as the world around them is destroyed.

The film follows nine strangers who are trapped inside an underground bunker underneath an apartment block in New York. They raced there after they witnessed the a nuclear attack beginning and seal the door behind them, hoping to survive.

However this is no survival. As time moves on the group begin to fall apart and paranoia begins to take over. The fabric of their humanity begins to crack and break away, and slowly they are fighting against each other for survival.

Here's the blurb for The Divide to tell you more:

In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers-all tenants of a New York high rise apartment--escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building's bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.

The trailer looks really good, and while a few names in that list might be worrying you about the level of the film, they shouldn't. From all accounts the performances are above what you might expect from them, Michael Biehn apparently gives a career best performance with Milo Ventimiglia clearly being different to the way we've seen him to date, and Xavier Gens delivers a powerful and thrilling film.

That's something that's reflected in the trailer for The Divide:

You can also watch the opening sequence for the film which I posted back in March, some of which you can recognise from the trailer. It sets us up nicely for where the real film will begin:

Well? What do you think?



Wow, looks pretty good. Certainly better than the Avengers in 3D (really? Is that gimmick still working?). Should play on all of those fears!

You'll notice studios aren't making such a big deal out of 3D in the titles and selling points of films as much as they used to.



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