The first clip has been released for Steven Knight‘s (Redemption) upcoming film, Locke. The real-time thriller stars Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke, “a man on the road to success who must race to save his life from unraveling after he receives a mysterious phone call.” It sounds like a gripping, intense picture, but that doesn’t really come across in this clip. It has nice cinematography, but the clip involves Locke asking to have an important discussion regarding concrete. There’s a bit of intrigue on the other end of the line, but it’s barely there. However, it’s sometimes better to obfuscate, and I’ll be eager to hear the word on the movie when it debuts at the Venice Film Festival on September 2nd.
Hit the jump to check out the clip along with a statement about the picture from Knight.
Via Bleeding Cool.
Here’s a statement from Knight [Via Venice Film Festival]:
It was a joy and challenge to make Locke in an entirely different way. Shot in real time, Locke breaks new ground in movie making with Hardy holding the screen alone while the camera never blinks. The night time highway is part back drop, part art installation, as a stellar cast play the people Ivan loves and hates and who witness his extraordinary journey to despair and ultimately to redemption. A man’s life transformed in a half a tank of gas. I believe the journey of Ivan Locke is deeply moving and utterly compulsive.
And here’s the official synopsis:
Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. Directed Locke is a unique cinematic experience that literally puts the audience in the passenger’s seat to watch the driver’s life unfold.