Watch the Opening Scene from Xavier Gens’ The Divide

Chaos. Terror. Peter Petrelli from “Heroes”. The end of the world. They’re all crammed into this 90-second opening scene from director Xavier Gens’ “The Divide”, which is making its debut in Austin during SXSW. The boys at Twitch have your first look a the film’s opening scene, which is pretty damn spectacular. Beats spending 20 minutes “learning” all about our characters before the good stuff kicks in, right?

When a cataclysmic explosion devastates New York, eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building, a converted fallout shelter designed by their paranoid superintendent Mickey. With just three connecting rooms it’s barely big enough, but with stockpiles of food and water, the group are at least safe from the horrors outside, and they settle in and attempt to fathom the catastrophe that has ended the lives of so many of their loved ones. With twists and turns throughout, and no way of knowing who will make it out alive, THE DIVIDE is an action packed psychological thriller that combines ‘Assault on Precinct 13′ with ‘Lord of the Flies’. To survive the end of the world, you first must survive each other…

Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Ashton Holmes, Michael Biehn, Lauren German, Peter Stormare, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Eklund, Iván González and directed by Xavier Gens.

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