Milla Jovovich’s horror/thriller “Faces in the Crowd” has a rather novel premise — a woman, the only witness to a serial killer’s crimes, gets knocked out and develops a condition where she can’t remember faces as soon as she looks away from you. Get it? She’s the only one who can identity the killer, but she can’t remember faces! Oh man, the irony. Too bad the trailer looks a tad generic in terms of thrills, chills, and all that good stuff. Unless we get a better quality trailer in the coming months, I’m thinking limited release and quick VOD dates, probably similar to what happened to Hilary Swank’s “The Resident”.
Revolves around a young elementary school teacher named Anna Marchant (Milla Jovovich), who is attacked by a serial killer known only as Tearjerk Jack and survives, but is left to struggle with a neurological disorder commonly referred to as face-blindness (prosopagnosia). Only able to recognize voices, she fights to adapt to her diagnosis and the ever-changing faces of those around her. Working with Detective Kerrest (Julian McMahon), Anna races to identify her attacker. All the while the killer is closing in, determined to eliminate this potential witness. Only Anna has seen his face – and he could be anyone.
Also starring Julian McMahon, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Shanks, Sandrine Holt, Marianne Faithfull, Valentina Vargas, and directed by Frenchman Julien Magnat of “Bloody Mallory” fame. If you haven’t seen Magnat’s “Bloody Mallory” yet, I would recommend picking it up. It’s some truly goofy good times.
No release date yet, so stay tune.