Even though news of US distribution does not really concern us here in the UK, I felt obliged to cover this story. Why? Well, because embarrassingly we have not given director Douglas Aarniokoski’s The Day any coverage here, and after viewing the trailer, I feel it most certainly deserves some! The trailer was released last year during the films successful festival run, and the film itself picked up some very positive word of mouth. Check out the very hypnotic and intense trailer for this quite brilliant looking apocalyptic film below.
Anchor Bay and WWE have made a deal to distribute the film in the US, although no news has been released of a UK distributor. WWE were so keen on the film they bought rights to the film after viewing it at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.
The Day stars Shawn Ashmore (‘X-Men trilogy’), Ashley Bell (‘The Last Exorcism’), Michael Eklund (‘The Divide’), Cory Hardrict (‘Battle Los Angeles’, ‘Gran Torino’), Dominic Monaghan (‘The Lord of the Rings’, “Lost”), and Shannyn Sossamon (‘A Knight’s Tale’, ‘Rules of Attraction’, ’40 Days & 40 Nights’) and was executive produced by Douglas Aarniokoski (who also directed), Michael Finley, Tim James, Antonina Armato, and Ross M. Dinerstein (‘The Pact’, ‘The Divide’, ‘The Killing Room’).
Open war against humanity rages. 5 survivors; lost and on the run. The pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24hr look into their lives. Fight or die.
By Matt Wavish