Worth Watching - Dec 17: Franck Vestiel's Eden Log Trailer
The official US trailer for the French sci-fi flick Eden Log has popped up online today courtesy of IGN. I first heard about this film a year or so ago but it only started appearing in North America this year. It first played at the Toronto Film Festival then at Fantastic Fest and unfortunately I missed all of its screenings at both fests. I don't know how to describe this nor can I even explain what's going on in it - it looks like some sort of dark, intimate, horror film set in a sci-fi tinged future. Does it look good? Possibly, in a twisted way, so I guess I'll have to see it to figure that out. At least it'll be a unique experience, that's for sure.
Watch the trailer for Franck Vestiel's Eden Log:
A man wakes up naked, deep in a dark cave. He's cold, in mud, and has no idea what brought him here, nor what happened to the dead man next to him. Around him, darkness and ruins of an ancient underground world, haunted by phantoms of an obsolete technology and by terrible, wild creatures chasing him. To find out who he is, Tolbiac will have to get to the surface, through this strange network of galleries, abandoned by a mysterious organization called Eden Log.
Eden Log is directed and co-written by first-time French filmmaker Franck Vestiel. The script was written by Vestiel and first-timer Pierre Bordage. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year in the Midnight Madness section and was picked up by Magnet Releasing as part of the Six Shooter Film Series. Eden Log will arrive in limited theaters starting in February 2009.