14th October see’s the UK cinema release of Carl Tibbetts directorial debut, Retreat. Considering it’s his first film, he has managed to get himself a superb cast of Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell, and the film itself lookspretty damned good as well! Filmed on location in Gwynedd, Wales the film is a proper old fashioned psycho thriller come horror, with rumours of a virus outbreak to add even more menace to the plot. The fact it is based on an island gives an superb look of claustrophobia and seclusion, which should hopefully work wonders in this film.
Empire online have just scored the official UK trailer and you can view it below, along with the new UK poster. Jamie Bell looks incredibly creepy as the stranger who is taken in by Cillian Murphy and his wife, played by Newton. Warning of an outbreak, Bell orders them to board up the house, but it would seem he has alternative ideas up his sleeve. Here is the synopsis:
Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
By Matt Wavish