THE LAZARUS EFFECT Trailer Brings Olivia Wilde Back from the Dead

     February 3, 2015


Frank and Zoe (Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde) are on the brink of a scientific breakthrough.  They actually might have figured out how to bring the dead back to life.  Trouble is, before they can unveil their achievement to the world, Zoe is killed during a horrific lab accident.  Desperate to keep her alive, Frank decides to make her the very first human test subject.  The procedure is a success and Zoe is walking and talking again, but Frank soon comes to realize that something isn’t quite right about the resurrected version of his fiancée.

I’m not a big fan of the narrative structure of this new The Lazarus Effect trailer and it does come with a handful of very familiar genre cliches, but it looks as though the film’s standout cast and stunning cinematography could make it a winner.  The Lazarus Effect hits theaters on February 27th and also stars Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger.

Via Relativity Studios.

Here’s the synopsis for The Lazarus Effect:

THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde,) who’ve achieved the unimaginable – bringing the dead back to life.  After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated.


Frank, Zoe and their team (Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger and Evan Peters) take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.


Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.


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