It feels like Stephen Sommers’ “Odd Thomas” (based on the series of bestselling novels by Dean Koontz (which I guess is redundant — doesn’t everything this guy writes becomes a “bestseller”?)) should have been out a while ago. Like maybe last year. Or the year before that, even. I’ve been writing about this thing since 2011, when it was casting. So yeah, it’s about a year late. I wonder why? Probably because the movie doesn’t look all that good if you’ve never read the books. Certainly, bobbly CGI death thingies floating around isn’t going to get anyone’s juices going.
The studio was hoping to jump-start a series of films with “Odd Thomas”. I guess we’ll see how the movie does in theaters before we’ll know for sure, but if I only had this very early sales promo trailer to go by, I would say its chances aren’t all that good. But hey, this is coming from a guy who tried to read the first book and gave up 100 pages in, so what do I know.
In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
Anton Yelchin of “Star Trek” fame stars, along with Willem Dafoe, Nico Tortorella, Patton Oswalt, Addison Timlin, Leonor Varela, and Melissa Ordway.
According to IMDB the film recently made its U.S. premiere at something called the River Bend Film Festival last month, but there is no official release date yet. Curiously enough, it already has an Italian and Netherlands release date. This is what they call “not a good sign”, kids.
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