I didn’t know much about Brad Anderson’s upcoming horror film The Vanishing on 7th Street, but after seeing the trailer I think the film looks pretty sweet. The movie is about a the mass dissaperance of apparently the entire world’s population, and the need to stay in the light in order to remain non-disappeared. I dig the cool Twilight Zone-esque premise. I also like seeing John Leguizamo not react to a terrifying phenomenon with math puzzles. The film also stars Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, images and the synopsis. The Vanishing on 7th Street will be playing as part of the Midnight Madness program at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
James Gunn’s Super will make its world premiere as part of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival “Midnight Madness” line-up. Super centers on Frank (played by Rainn Wilson), a regular guy who decides to become a superhero when his wife (played by Liv Tyler) becomes a drug addict. I dug the film’s panel at Comic-Con and if you like James Gunn’s style of humor, then Super looks like it won’t disappoint. The cast also includes Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker, and Nathan Fillion.
Hit the jump to check out a new image from Super as well as a list of all the films playing at Midnight Madness. This year’s Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 9 – 19th. [Updated with new films and a synopsis for each film]
The upcoming dramedy Everything Must Go is headed to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Based on the Raymond Carver short story, Dan Rush’s low-budget dramedy centers on a recovering alcoholic (played by Will Ferrell) “who falls off the wagon, is tossed from both his job and home, and must survive on his front lawn by selling his belongings in a yard sale.” Ferrell scored another hit this weekend when The Other Guys scored $35.6 million at the box office this weekend. While I enjoyed the film, I always want to see Ferrell in roles outside his comfort zone and his part in Everything Must Go sounds like one of them.
THR also reports that Brad Anderson’s thriller The Vanishing on 7th Street, starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo, and Guy Moshe’s action noir movie Bunraku, starring Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson, will play at the festival. The 2010 Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 9 – 19th.