So what happened to that Richard Gere and Claire Danes thriller “The Flock”? News about the film surfaced last year, and got a lot of people interested not because of Gere or Danes (really, are these two still stars?), but that Andrew Lau would be making his Hollywood directorial debut with it. Andrew Lau, aka Wai Keung Lau, is a longtime Hong Kong director, and was one half of the directing powerhouse behind the “Infernal Affairs” films. A Japanese trailer for the movie is now available (see below) via Mad About Movies, and I believe it’s one of the few things that has been seen from the movie in a while.
“The Flock” is the story of hyper-vigilant federal agent (Gere) who, while training his young female replacement (Danes), must track down a missing girl whom he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he’s investigating. Working against the clock they unravel the twisted details to track the potential killer.
So what does “The Flock’s” near absence from the horizon mean?
Two things: It could be going straight to DVD, or, well, it’s probably going straight to DVD after a limited theatrical run to meet contractual obligations.
Here’s the Japanese trailer for the film (notice the obvious swearing):