Worth Watching - Dec 11: Sarah Michelle Gellar in Possession
So here's the plot of Possession: a woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother. The only redeeming aspect is that it stars the always-gorgeous Sarah Michelle Gellar, but no one else big. It has that early year dumping ground feel, but it could also have some good thrills. The trailer gets pretty intense near the end, so check it out for yourself. Maybe if there's nothing else good that weekend in February, this will be worth seeing.
Watch the trailer for Possession:
Possession is directed by Joel Bergvall and Simon Sandquist. The film is a remake of a Japanese film titled Addicted (Jungdok) directed by Young-hoon Park. Possession will arrive in theaters early next year on Leap Day, February 29th, 2008.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Wow. Life after "Buffy" really hasn't been kind to SMG. I can't tell if she's taking all these projects to a) keep busy, b) because she really believes in them, or c) for the paycheck. There's no doubt she's talented, but unfortunately pigeonholed into these crappy horror and thrillers.
William Mize on Dec 11, 2007
Why is SMG tied to every Japanese horror remake that seems to come out? Will she be in Ichi the Killer Comes to America (Ichi 2 Electric Boogaloo) when that goes into production in Summer 2008?
Cobra Kai on Dec 11, 2007
The Ring, The Departed, and The Grudge. Hmmm, which one doesn't belong????? IDK, looks intriguing but it will do like her last thriller, I think it was called 'The Return'?? I have no clue what its about but I think it kind of looked like this because it is on my Netflix queue somewhere. I remember watching the 5min. trialer of this a while back and it looked the same. It opens the last week of Feb. (the 29th) against Semi-Pro and The Other Boylen girl so it has a shot.
Ryan on Dec 11, 2007
it is a remake of a Korean film, not Japanese. thanks for the trailer~
mikaney330 on Dec 11, 2007
Korean not Japanese
Everett on Dec 12, 2007
Call me nutz, but hearing the voice of the hypnotist in the trailer: was that the cigarette smoking guy/cancerman from the X-files?
jason_md2020 on Dec 12, 2007
I actually think this movie looks pretty cool, it has a pretty original idea except for it being remade from a Korean film. The idea is awesome, I've heard interviews with Lee Pace saying that they hope they don't market this film wrong, because it is a thriller but also a romantic drama... So hard to say. I don't think this is gonna be anything like The Grudge or The Ring, if anything it will be a little more like Ghost meets The Hand that Rocks the Cradle meets The Return. I am Def gonna check out this movie when it comes out. I was really impressed with Sarah Michelle Gellars last 2 films I saw of hers "Southland Tales" which is so original and daring and "The Air I Breathe" which I think had the best ensemble performance yet in a film in 2008 so far.
Nathan on Jul 14, 2008
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