First Look: Jessica Biel in Pascal Laugier's Thriller 'The Tall Man'
Apparently anything we've written about French filmmaker Pascal Laugier (of Martyrs) over the last few years has been about the Hellraiser remake now in the works, which Laugier was attached to for a while, but we've never talked about his next film that he's shooting right now. Laugier's new thriller is called The Tall Man and it stars Jessica Biel as well as Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris and Jodelle Ferland. That photo and logo above come from ShockTillYouDrop, who got their hands on some media while browsing through AFM this morning. Alas, that's all we've got for now, but more photos should come later.
Here's the setup for The Tall Man: A darkness hovers upon the town… children have gone missing over the years leaving neither a clue nor a witness. Superstitious locals talk of The Tall Man, a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away never to be seen again. Biel plays a nurse who wakes up one night and finds "a huge dark figure stand[ing] in the entrance holding her son David." So now the chase is on and with it the quest for answers: who is The Tall man? What becomes of the children? Intriguing premise, I'm very curious to see/hear more about this. The indie is shooting now and also looking for a distributor at AFM this week. We'll keep you updated on anything we hear. STYD says they'll have more photos, so check back later.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Martyrs was messed up....hope this one is too...!
Mart on Nov 3, 2010
I never would have recognized Jessica Biel in that picture. I thought it was some Indian (the native American kind) dude. >.< The story sounds good. Made me think of Slender Man, the creepy fictional character that can be found in tons of freaky stories and photoshopped pictures around the net, lol.
SuicidalOptimist on Nov 3, 2010
LW on Nov 3, 2010
Xerxex on Nov 3, 2010
if this this is gonna be like Martyrs, but with children...count me out. I can stomach ANYTHING, but I had a hard time getting through Martyrs. Good movie, though., but sad as hell. I can't imagine what visuals will be in store for this film.
wm on Nov 3, 2010
This does sound like Slender Man. Just not as mind-fuck frightening.
Cracky on Nov 3, 2010
Miss Biel is a fox 😀 im in 😀
DaftPUNKFAN on Nov 3, 2010
@ #2: Jessica has some Native American blood in her 🙂 So does Burt Reynolds, Quentin Tarantino (Brad Pitt character in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is half "Injun"), Val Kilmer, Heather Locklear, Cindy Crawford (!), Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Alba, Teri Hatcer, Bob Mitchum (Original CAPE FEAR), Kim Basinger (Irish, Swedish, Cherokee).
Gary the Bruce on Nov 4, 2010
Jessica, you can with this! You are an exellent actress...i love you! I hope that these movie would be like Martyrs, for me, The Best horror movie 😀
Joseno14 on Jan 9, 2011
Definitely about Slenderman. No doubt in my mind. 😀
Anonymous on Aug 14, 2011
I love you Jessica! you are the best!
Bob on Jun 28, 2012
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