First Look: New Apocalyptic Thriller 'Vanishing on 7th Street'
I forgot this was even being made! Our friends at Quiet Earth somehow got their hands on a few low quality photos from the upcoming apocalyptic thriller Vanishing on 7th Street directed by Brad Anderson, of The Machinist and Transsiberian previously. Now that I'm reminded that it exists, I do actually remember writing about the casting news last year because it sounded like an awesome concept. Set in a once-thriving city where shadowy forms have caused residents to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind, a small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to survive.
Originally, Vanishing on 7th Street is described as more of a psychological thriller about these five survivors who are fighting to stay alive "while grappling with the meaning of existence," since they realize they may in fact be the last people on earth. Sounds like a Stephen King-inspired thriller about some people trapped in this one location, which reminds me a bit of The Mist. I hope this is much better than that film (I didn't love it), but with Brad Anderson directing, I don't think we have to worry. Vanishing on 7th Street stars Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo, but doesn't have a US distributor or release date.