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Watch out, Jessica Biel, someone’s sneaking up on you! Or he is in the latest poster for “Martyrs” director Pascal Laugier’s new horror movie “The Tall Man”, anyway. I’ve been following the film for a while, and the fact that we haven’t seen much from it (besides some stills, but still no trailer) since the project was announced way back in 2012 had me worried this might be going straight to DVD. Good to know that’s not the case, though, and the film is currently scheduled for theatrical release later this year. Laugier really made a splash with the French “Martyrs”, and I think a lot of people were waiting to see where he went from there. “The Tall Man” feels a bit too safe for him, but I guess we’ll see.
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.
Also starring Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, Jakob Davies, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris, Katherine Ramdeen.
The Tall Man stalks poor Jessica Biel in theaters August 31, 2012 courtesy of Image Entertainment,
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