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Gotta say, I was pretty gung ho for Xavier Gens’ “The Divide”. Then reviews for the film started coming out, and clips started to be release, and that enthusiasm sort of died out like much of the population in the film’s post-apocalyptic universe. But this new theatrical trailer for the movie is pretty badass, and suddenly I want to see this thing again, bad reviews or not. Check it out, won’t you?
In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers—all tenants of a New York high rise apartment—escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.
The survivors include Milo Ventimiglia, Ashton Holmes, Michael Biehn, Lauren German, Peter Stormare, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Eklund, and Iván González.
The fit hits the shan January 13, 2012.
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