The previous trailer for writer-director Scott Walker’s The Frozen Ground painted the picture as a by-the-numbers thriller pitting Nicolas Cage as an Alaskan detective out to catch a serial killer (John Cusack) with the help of one of his recently-escaped would-be victims (Vanessa Hudgens). This newly-cut UK trailer does a much better job at highlighting the real-life atrocities behind the serial-kidnapper/murderer Robert Hansen and sets a much different tone by cutting out dialogue, allowing the Alaskan wilderness to speak for itself and removing Hudgens entirely. The Frozen Ground opens August 23rd stateside and this new trailer has helped to move it up a notch on my radar. Hit the jump to check it out and make sure to scope out these exclusive images from the film.
Check out the new U.K. trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Frozen Ground:
“Frozen Ground” follows Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (Cage) as he sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to add up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public. Risking his life, Detective Flothe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer before the next body surfaces. When a seventeen year old escapee reveals key information about the case, Flothe is finally able to trail the killer. But will he catch him in time to save the next victim?