Indie Trailer Sunday: Sleek Russian Hitman Film 'The Ghost'
Today's indie trailer comes from Russia, a hitman action thriller called The Ghost or Domovoy in Russian. Thanks to Twitch for finding it. I chose to feature it today because I love the concept. It's one of those sleek ideas that you're screenwriting friend would come up with to mirror his own writing troubles. Basically, in The Ghost, a novelist and an actual assassin meet up and start working together, setting up an actual hit so that the novelist can get some real life inspiration. The production value in this looks great as well, it kind of reminds me of Bourne a bit. Give it a shot, you may actually want to see the whole thing after watching this.
Watch the international trailer for Karen Oganesyan's The Ghost:
A novelist (Konstantin Khabenskiy) with writer's block enlists the aid of an assassin for some inspiration.
The Ghost, aka Domovoy, is directed by Karen Oganesyan, a former editor and director of another Russian film called Time Out from 2008. The screenplay was co-written by Oleg Malovichko (Vise, About Love) and newcomer Sergey Yudakov. This already hit theaters in Russia late last year but it looks like this is the first time the film has made its way to the US. It played in some Russian festivals in 2008 and in Toronto but that's it. IFC Festival Direct will be debut The Ghost on Video-on-Demand on December 30th this year.