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Imagine, if you will, Stephen Root’s character from Mike Judge’s comedic masterpiece “Office Space” interpreted as a nervous, skinny little weirdo living in London and you’ve pretty much encapsulated writer/director Gerald Johnson’s upcoming character piece “Tony.” This is, of course, a simplistic comparison, and from what I understand, it doesn’t do the movie justice. For fear of insulting anyone associated with the production, I’ll refrain from documenting the numerous similarities in this post. However, chances are you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about as soon as you peel back your eyelids and slap your vision upon the trailer included below. And while you may initially believe that I’m unimpressed with this eerie preview, you’d be wrong. Dead wrong. This is the sort of horror movie I find myself gravitating towards these days, and I’m curious to see if the film lives up to the hype.
Here’s the lowdown:
Tony is a loner with an unhealthy obsession for action films, but that doesn’t stop him trying to make friends with, for instance, the drug dealers who hang out near his home, and the ladies who advertise their services in call boxes. Neighbors, TV license inspectors, gay cruisers and junkies are all welcome at Tonys flat… as long as they behave themselves. But when a local child goes missing, his odd lifestyle begins to attract attention and his secrets must surely be exposed.
“Tony” is scheduled to stalk UK cinemas on February 5th, 2010.