It’s like “The Hunger Games”, minus the plucky female lead. Or is it? The teaser trailer for director Paul Hough’s “The Human Race” doesn’t exactly give away much, including who the lead is, but according to the synopsis below, it’s a lass name “Veronica”, played by one Brianna Lauren Jackson. It also reminds me a bit of “The Running Man”, too. No, not the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the original short story by Stephen King. That was a pretty vicious little story, much more than the silly action movie that resulted from it. In any case, check out the teaser trailer for Hough’s “The Human Race”. Talk about running for your life. Ahem.
Veronica suddenly finds herself in a surreal and horrifying race. The rules are simple: If you are lapped twice, you die. If you step off the path, you die. Many will start but only one may win.
Starring Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T.Arthur Cottam, Celine Tien, Fred Coury, Noel Britton, B.Anthony Cohen, J.Louis Reid, Richard Gale, Luke Y. Thompson, Tiana Smith-Jones, Shawn Coyne, Brianna Lauren Jackson, and Domiziano Arcangeli.
The film has been playing the festival circuits, and according to the teaser, it’s been getting some pretty good reviews. No word on a release date yet, but you can keep updated at its Facebook page if you’re so inclined.