Indie Trailer Sunday: Adrien Brody in The Experiment Trailer
This isn't much of an indie anymore as it was recently announced that Sony Home Entertainment would be quietly dumping this straight-to-DVD sometime in September. But if you can forget about that for a minute, we've finally got a trailer (via HeyUGuys) for Paul Scheuring's The Experiment, a remake of German film Das Experiment, starring Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Clifton Collins Jr. and many others. The trailer is a bit low quality and is super cheesy, but this is a film that I just want to see no matter when or how it's being released, because it has a cool concept and some great actors and it doesn't look that bad. Enjoy!
Watch the first trailer for Paul Scheuring's The Experiment, embedded via YouTube:
The Experiment, an English remake of Oliver Hirschbiegel's 2001 film Das Experiment, centers on a group of ordinary people who are recruited to take on the roles of guards and prisoners as part of a psychological research study that examines how the effects of assigned roles, power and control affect the participants. Obviously it spins out of control, as you saw in the trailer. The Experiment is both written and directed by Paul Scheuring, a former "Prison Break" producer/writer who also directed a film called 36K. Sony Home Entertainment is, sadly, bringing The Experiment straight-to-DVD on September 21st this fall. You in?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
yeah that was a whole lot of nothing. Brody has been playing in some strange roles lately.
Eli on Jul 11, 2010
the original was amazing. but since i just watched it last week i think ill pass on this remake.
DoomCanoe on Jul 11, 2010
Forest Whitaker looks like he lost some weight
ocp on Jul 11, 2010
I'd probly check it out just because I've seen the original several times.
MikeL on Jul 11, 2010
this looks amazing! though, The Stanford Prison Experiment by Tim Talbott will be better.
crumb on Jul 11, 2010
im from germany and i cant believe america remade our movie! why didnt they just dub our actors! our movie is only a few years old and still one of the best german movies ever made!
Philipp Burkhardt on Jul 12, 2010
I think it looks rly good.
I bet i whould enjoy this one.
Panda on Jul 12, 2010
^^Someone needs to change their tampon. As for this Im in, its a stoner comedy, im in.
Cody w on Jul 12, 2010
@Philipp: Americans don't go see dubbed movies. Even subtitled movies are difficult to market. Movies get remade all the time. Besides that, it is based/inspired on an American experiment in the first place. Never understood why this story hasn't been made into a film already.
Looks good, great cast... but why are they releasing this straight-to-dvd... I don't get it... Is there something wrong with it?
Rick on Jul 12, 2010
Robbie on Jul 12, 2010
alex - the expendables looks "super cheesy"........this movie looks great. i don't care if it's in a theatre or straight-to-dvd - i'm definitely seeing it!
beavis on Jul 12, 2010
I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet, but this is based on one of the most famous university experiments in U.S history. I can't recall which university but I believe it was in the 70's.
Ryan on Jul 12, 2010
i believe it was Stanford Prison Experiment, and it was shut down early due to the severe psychological effects it was having on the participants (ie. "guards" abusing "prisoners")
Adam on Jul 12, 2010
brody said it best: "I think it says we need money" how many movies has he been in last couple of yrs. not that its a bad thing necessarily, cuz his acting is still superb. but i think he should take a breather.
lego on Jul 12, 2010
This looks really great. I do need to see the original though. Just for kicks.
Cracky on Jul 12, 2010
I know Brody can't help it but whenever I see him I only focus on his nose.
DiR3cT on Jul 12, 2010
The German version is very well done and definitely comes highly recommended. The new version looks like a fresh take but still true to the original - why straight to video? It's starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whittaker, not Lou Diamond Phillips or Van Damme.
A. J. on Jul 13, 2010
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