Watch: First Enticing Teaser Trailer for Indie PA Thriller 'The Day'

August 3, 2011
Source: RopeofSilicon

The Day Trailer

Now that we know the Midnight Madness line-up at TIFF this year, one film premiering there is Douglas Aarniokoski's The Day, a post-apocalyptic thriller starring a cast of attractive young actors: Ashley Bell, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Cory Hardrict and Shannyn Sossamon. This teaser trailer, and poster, came from RopeofSilicon, as it's now time to build some buzz for TIFF. The Day is yet another "band of survivors must fight to keep humanity alive in a bleak post-apocalyptic world" film. I hate to say it, but this trailer kind of seemed like an MTV promo for their own PA series. But I'll still see it. Watch below!

Here's the first promo trailer for Douglas Aarniokoski's The Day, embedded from RopeofSilicon:

In a post-apocalyptic future, a war against humanity rages. Five survivors wander the back-roads, lost, starving, on the run. With dwindling food and supplies, an attempt to find shelter turns into a fight to live.

The Day is directed by filmmaker Douglas Aarniokoski, a former second unit director-turned-director, of Highlander: Endgame, Animals and the upcoming Nurse 3D. The screenplay was written by Luke Passmore (Bad Blood Days). This was shot in Ontario, Canada and was produced by Parlay Media and Faction M. The film will be premiering at the Toronto Film Fest in Midnight Madness this fall. Visit their official Facebook.

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    Looks a lot better than The Darkest Hour. I might actually try and watch this.
    • JT
      Admittedly the Darkest Hour doesn't look like a smash hit but this looks terrible. It reminded me of a crappy music video. Sorry but the PA genre is totally played out unless they actually do something different which is not happening in the trailer.
      • jah p
        I agree Macro..
  • Eric
    Explosions in the Sky ftw
    • Joel
      I don't have sound on my work computer. I will definitely be checking this out later because of your comment.
  • Anonymous
    Whatever happened to Dominic Monoghan's career?! Also, Explosions in the Sky being recognized ANYWHERE is always good.
  • Csgabriel
    /high five you two! Good to see more Explosions in the Sky fans. Their music is beautiful.
  • Csgabriel
    The song made this trailer more enticing. If they do the whole movie count me sold completely.
    • Anonymous
      yeah I totally zoned out with my eyes open. paradoxical relaxation of stimulation... I should copyright that.
  • JL
    Alex, I had a similar reaction.  I love the genre, and I'm anxious for some World War Z, but it seems like it's getting played out.  By the time World War Z gets here, if it does, will we want to see it, or will we be too jaded from watching all of these others P-A films?  And what's with the ashy, washed out color scheme?  Is the setup the aftermath of hundreds or thousands of spent nuclear arms, or asteroid collision, or what.  Darkened skies made sense in the movie adaptation of "The Road" because it was mentioned in the book, which hinted at a great event which may have been nuclear war.  I don't feel like I have enough background info to criticize this movie based on this trailer, but at the same time, I just got this feeling like it was trying too hard to be drab and dreary.  Perhaps a Post Apocalyptic thriller can be tense, scary, and despairing while being colorful, too?
  • The Road meets...Saved by the Bell?
    • Anonymous
      Eat it. More like The Children of Children of Men... but probably just 28 months later.
      • it looks like a lame bill and ted
        • Anonymous
          So I take it De Nomolos won? Or they really never learned to play and pulled a Milli Vanilli.
  • Jackson
    I just wish Explosions had been put to better use. This is just footage of LARPers in the country with the color saturation pulled down. Explosions deserves better.
    • Jim
      Like a Cadillac commercial? Don't worry about it. Besides, any additional exposure bands like Explosions, Godspeed, Pelican, Mogwai, Mono, Eluvium, etc. can get is fantastic.
  • Chazzy
    Looked like a music video.  I'll see it, though. I really like Monoghan.
  • Anonymous
    the trailer left me interested in this. i like the PA concept (unless it's "book of eli"......i was disappointed in that.)
  • David Banner
    The font used for "The Day", are they the same as Day Of The Dead?
  • Indy-ct
    MTVish. Not sure how many post apocalyptic women are going to run around with a shotgun and knee high boots
    • Richie G
      Lets hope you don't have to find out
    • It's always a struggle to find good footwear when the world has fallen apart! Surely they'd all be in mountaineering clothes and easy breath shoes, but it wouldn't be as attractive to the eyes, male or female.
  • gammajam
    Alex, where do you get the MTV vibe by "its looks"?
  • Hallospaceboy
    Wow a post apocalyptic film with a "cast of attractive young actors"! Such a selling point! I wonder if the Road Warrior was advertised like that. I bet it would have been 100 times better if they didn't use ugly faces like that Bruce Spence and Vernon Wells. Should have made it all about teenagers stealing cars that are too fast and furious for the outback! THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME.
  • glutusmaximus
    uh... what am I looking at again?...Kids with guns and coolish rockband outfits in action poses in an old farm house...looks like a bad rock band promo...




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