Worth Watching - May 24: French Cliffhanger-ish Vertige Trailer
Forget that Cliffhanger remake, just watch this instead! Here's the pitch for Vertige: A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon realize that they are not alone. The adventure turns into a nightmare. It's a modernized, French version of Cliffhanger, with some impressive camera work, but unimpressive characters. The trailer was discovered by ShockTillYouDrop and it looks like it could be fun. But are they being sabotaged or does their climbing gear just suck? Check out the trailer below.
Watch the trailer for Abel Ferry's Vertige:
For more info on the film, visit the distributor's official website at: gaumont.fr
Vertige, aka Dizziness in English, is directed by first-time French filmmaker Abel Ferry, of the 2004 short film The Good, the Bad, and the Zombies previously. The screenplay was co-written by French writers Johanne Bernard and Louis-Paul Desanges. The film is being released in France this summer but doesn't have a US distributor yet. Gaumont was selling the rights to Vertige during the Cannes Film Market, so we will likely hear an update soon or potentially see it at a genre film festival coming up sometime this year.