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Whoa, this extended trailer (over 4 minutes) for Pascal Laugier’s “The Tall Man” sure gives away lot of what will probably be twists and turns in the film’s narrative. So if you’re one of those people who are allergic to POSSIBLE SPOILERS, I would really recommend just watching HALF of this trailer. Or not at all, and wait for a shorter, more “official” version. For the brave among you, go ahead, dive right in. Fans of Jessica Biel from her stint on 2003’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” will be crushed to learn there doesn’t seem to be any of that movie’s, ahem, tantalizing moments here. She is playing a battling mom, after all. (Wow. Jessica Biel is now playing mothers. Wrap your mind around that.) Curiously, while they seem to give away a lot of the plot, you really don’t get much of the tall man of the title…
In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace – abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as The Tall Man. Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical… until her young son, David, disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller.
The film also stars Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, Jakob Davies, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris, and Katherine Ramdeen.
The Tall Man rears his tall self August 31, 2012.
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UPDATE: Official U.S. trailer elow.