Penthouse North was announced way back in September 2011, and since then I don’t believe anything has been mentioned since, not a good sign? However, after being completed and left to simmer for well over a year, it seems that Lionsgate are getting ready to unleash their psycho thriller, finally.
A trailer (I think) has been released and you can watch it below and try to make some sense of it. It doesn’t really flow like a trailer, and at first I thought it was actually a clip from the film. It relies heavily on showing Michelle Monaghan in all sorts of trouble. She plays Sara, who appears to be blind and ends up at the mercy of Keaton’s nutjob and his associate. Cue lots of screaming, torture, bullying and falling down stairs, all while a chaotic soundtrack plays. The trailer seems to be directing itself as it just shows one scene of violence after another with absolutely no structure. What a bizarre trailer indeed, but a fun one!
There are no release details for the film yet, but my guess is we should hear something soon since the trailer has just been released?
Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan star in PENTHOUSE NORTH, a taut psychological thriller from director Joseph Ruben.
Keaton, who is executive producing, was most recently seen in the feature THE OTHER GUYS, TOY STORY 3 (voice) and POST-GRAD. In 2008 he directed his first feature, in which he also starred, THE MERRY GENTLEMAN.
Monaghan stars in Marc Forster’s upcoming MACHINE GUN PREACHER, which has its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Her other films include the recent hit thriller SOURCE CODE as well as MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III, GONE BABY GONE, TRUCKER, EAGLE EYE, NORTH COUNTRY, and KISS KISS BANG BANG.
Ruben directed the classic Julia Roberts-thriller SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, the alien-invasion thriller THE FORGOTTEN and the original THE STEPFATHER. The script was written by David Loughery, whose credits include OBSESSED, LAKEVIEW TERRACE and the upcoming NURSE 3D.
The plot centers on Sara (Monaghan), a photojournalist haunted by a tragic event, who has escaped from the world in an upscale New York penthouse. But the world comes after her with a vengeance in the form of Hollander (Keaton), a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune. Trapped and cut off from the rest of the world, Sara must find the inner strength to survive as an increasingly desperate Hollander terrorizes her, building to an explosive climax that will have audiences on the edge of their seats.