A second trailer has been released for Denis Villeneuve’s chilling new thriller, Prisoners, and you can view it below. We also have the first trailer below which was released a couple of weeks ago, and I am shamed to say we missed it.
Both trailers feature lots of the same footage, with the new trailer taking a more minimal and chilling approach while the first trailer is slightly more action heavy. Both trailers, however, are incredibly frightening, and show off the films amazing cast all delivering top notch performances. The subject matter here is very risky, and any film involving young children being kidnapped is walking on dangerous ground, but Prisoners looks like it is willing to tell the story and tell it well.
Hugh Jackman plays the father of one of the kidnapped girls, and his anger and emotions get the better of him, and when the detective in charge (Jake Gyllenhaal) of finding the girls has to let their main suspect go, Jackman’s character can take no more. It all looks frantic, edge of your seat stuff, and people have been talking about this being one of the finest thrillers of the year!
Prisoners is written by Aaron Guzikowski and directed by Denis Villeneuve. The impressive cast includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo and Dylan Minnette.
Prisoners arrives in UK cinemas October 4th.
How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release.
Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?