I’ll give him this: Brad Anderson sure doesn’t like to play it safe. The first Anderson movie I saw was 2001’s “Session 9”, an unnerving psychological thriller disguised as a traditional haunted house horror movie. It wasn’t. He followed that up with “The Machinist”, starring Christian Bale, which I’ve heard nothing but good things about. Anderson’s latest is “Transsiberian”, starring Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer, about a transsiberian train ride that turns, of course, deadly. Our preview of the movie below.
An American couple, Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer), decide to take the long way home from their recent sojourn in Asia on the legendary Trans-siberian Express train from Beijing to Moscow. On their way, they meet another couple from the West, Carlos (Eduardo Noriega) and Abby (Kate Mara), with whom they quickly form a familiar bond that often unites fellow travellers away from home. When Roy accidentally gets separated from the group at a stopover, Jessie begins to realize that their compatriots aren’t exactly who or what they seem to be. The real danger begins to surface as a deceitful Russian detective (Sir Ben Kingsley) and locals terrorize Jessie in this unforgettable journey.
Hop on board the train July 18, 2008.
Two Versions of the Trailer: