Must Watch: First Trailer for My Sundance Fave The Escapist
The Escapist is an absolutely phenomenal movie. It was my favorite film of Sundance, hands down, and has been one of the few I've been very anxious to see again. The film follows Frank Perry and his escape from an underground prison in London. I really can't say enough good things - the soundtrack in it is incredible, Brian Cox is amazing, and everything else is pretty damn perfect. The Escapist will probably still remain one of my favorites all year long and is guaranteed to end up on my best of the year list. I really don't know why this is an indie movie - it definitely feels much more like a full on studio thriller. Watch this!
The Escapist is a thrilling cinematic experience. It keeps the energy up the entire time and lever lets up all the way to the end. I strongly suggest you read my Sundance review. "This movie just rocked me to the core. It's almost so good it doesn't deserve to be at Sundance. The Escapist packs one hell of a punch and is entertaining and energetic from its start to its riveting finish. Great characters, a well-written plot, an intricate escape plan, and that damn score, are all part of what made this my favorite film at this year's Sundance."
Watch the trailer for Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist:
You can also watch The Escapist trailer in High Definition on their Official Website
Frank Perry (Brian Cox) is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When he learns that his daughter has become ill, he is determined he make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence.
The Escapist is directed by first-time French filmmaker Rupert Wyatt. It was co-written by both Wyatt and newcomer Daniel Hardy. This first debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year, where it was bought by THINKFilm at the time. When that company shut down last year, IFC Films came to the rescue and picked this up. The Escapist will hit theaters on April 3rd in New York and April 10th in Los Angeles.