I have a modicum of faith in films starring my beloved TV actors, mainly because I know their demanding schedules only allow them to devote but so much time to their theatrical endeavors. The Forest was a movie I was aware of but didn’t have much of an interest due to the premise seeming somewhat generic. If I remember correctly my exact thought was “It’s gonna take a lot of skill to get me to watch this”. Either I’m much more of a pushover than I thought or this film actually has some potential. Gramercy Pictures released a trailer today and I’m kinda intrigued but the hand I was dealt. Here, see for yourself:
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A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate – only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who wanders into the forest.
Now there are things that seem a little generic and you might write this one off without much thought if you’ve already seen films like The Cabin in the Woods but I’m a genuine Dormer Supporter.
The Forest will release January 2016 so there’s still plenty of time to get a clearer picture on what’s in store.
Source: Gramercy Pictures