We all know that director Brad Anderson is capable of making superb horrors and dark thrillers. Just look at one of the finest horror films of the noughties, Session 9, or his other superb thrillers The Machinist and Transsiberian. Granted Vanishing on 7th Street was a bit dull, but there is no denying that Anderson can create wonderful atmosphere.
Anderson has not made a feature film since 2010’s Vanishing on 7th Street, and has instead directed episodes of Fringe, Treme, Boardwalk Empire and The Killing, but he now returns with The Call. Sony have just released the first trailer for the film which see’s Halle Berry working in an emergency response call centre, and having a few issues with a serial killer.
The trailer is very well put together for maximum impact, and by the looks of things Anderson has brought his tight directing skills to play here, and The Call looks very good indeed. Granted it may not exactly be all that original, but with Anderson directing, this could, and should be very effective.
Directed by Brad Anderson and written by Richard D’Ovidio, The Call stars Halle Berry alongside Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Imperioli and Ella Rae Peck.
The film arrives in US cinemas on 15th March. No UK date has been released yet.
When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.