It’s safe to say that Martyrs opened the eyes of the World to the directorial skills of French director Pascal Laugier.
Martyrs is a disturbing, unflinching and, strangely beautiful gut-shot of a film.
Laugier’s follow-up, The Tall Man, appears to be a little more subdued and consumer friendly than his last offering, though it still looks pretty interesting. Decide for yourself. Check out the latest US theatrical trailer below.
The synopsis is as follows,
In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace – abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as “The Tall Man.” Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical…until her young son, David, disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller.
Written and directed by Laugier, The Tall Man stars Jessica Biel (Texas Chainsaw massacre 2003), Jodelle Ferland (The Cabin in the Woods, Silent Hill) and Stephen McHattie (Immortals, 2012).
The Tall Man will receive a limited theatrical run in the US on August 31. No word on the UK release yet.
More as it comes…