The last we heard of Joel Schmacher’s hostage thriller Trespass was back in October 2010 when plenty of images from the film were released. The movie then went surprisingly quiet considering it starred Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman plus a solid supporting cast that included Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom) and Liana Liberato (Trust). Then in June it was picked up by Millennium and presumably it was going to get a solid theatrical release. Now it looks like it went quiet for a reason. Movieline picked up a now-deleted tweet that showed the first poster for the film. The poster’s a little bland but a new poster is a sign of life, right? Well yes and no. At the bottom of the poster the release date is listed as October 14th but VideoETA and Amazon say the movie hits DVD and VOD on November 1st. That means that the theatrical release will likely be limited to the major markets.
While we’ll wait for official confirmation on this one, it does fit with why we’ve heard so little on this film and the fact that Schumacher hasn’t made a good movie since 2000’s Tigerland. While it’s nothing new for a movie with name actors to head straight to DVD, I’m now curious to see exactly how bad it had to be to send it dump it on VOD so soon after a theatrical run. In the meantime, hit the jump to check out the poster.
Here’s a synopsis of the film [via The Playlist]:
The film centers on the story of a husband and wife, played by Cage and Kidman, who are taken hostage by four brutal home invaders seeking easy cash with chaos further ensuing as betrayal and deception, presumably within the camp of criminals, are uncovered.