French director Alexandre Aja doesn’t direct the upcoming horror movie “P2”, but he’s definitely involved by the looks of the intense trailer. The director’s credit goes to Franck Khalfoun, who co-wrote the script with Aja, and was actually one of the stars in Aja’s break-through French thriller “High Tension”. The film stars Rachel Nichols (“Alias”) as an ambitious business woman who gets trapped in a parking garage during Christmas Eve, which is bad enough, but there’s someone else there — a troubled parking garage security guard played by Wes Bentley, who confesses that he’s been watching her for a while now, and he would like to have Christmas dinner with her. You know, the same thing that happens to all of us during Christmas time. Or at least that’s what always happens to be — but perhaps I’ve spoken too much.
It’s Christmas Eve. Angela Bridges (Rachel Nichols- “Alias” and CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR), an ambitious young executive, works late before she leaves for her family’s holiday party. When she gets down to the parking garage, she discovers that her car won’t start. The garage is deserted and her cell phone doesn’t get a signal underground. When Thomas (Wes Bentley- AMERICAN BEAUTY), a friendly security guard, comes along and offers to help, Angela nervously accepts his gesture of good will. Soon after a failed attempt to start her car, he invites her to stay and share a small Christmas dinner he’s preparing in the parking office, but she laughs it off. Angela doesn’t realize this is no laughing matter – Thomas has been watching her closely…for months. His dinner invitation is not optional. If Angela wants to live to see Christmas morning, she must find a way to escape from level P2 of the parking garage.
This is the backdrop for Summit Entertainment’s new thriller “P2,” a suspenseful nail-biter exploring the fears of being trapped in a dark place and stalked by an obsessed voyeur. In the vein of suspenseful cat-and-mouse thrillers such as WAIT UNTIL DARK, “P2” takes the fear of the underground to a whole new level.
Under the direction of Franck Khalfoun, this taut suspense thriller combines the creative team of producer Alexandre Aja (THE HILLS HAVE EYES – writer/director), Gregory Levasseur (HIGH TENSION – writer), Patrick Wachsberger (MR. AND MRS. SMITH – producer) and executive producers Bob Hayward, David Garrett, and Alix Taylor.
Starring Wes Bentley, Rachel Nichols, Simon Reynolds, Grace Lynn Kung, and directed by Franck Khalfoun.
Bad Christmas comes early on November 9th, 2007.