First Teaser & Poster for Villeneuve/Gyllenhaal's Other Movie 'Enemy'
"This is a pattern that repeats itself throughout history." What a sneaky little film. A promo teaser trailer has arrived online for a film called Enemy. Before Incendies director Denis Villeneuve went off to shoot Prisoners (opening this weekend) starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the two of them made a smaller indie film that just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Based on a 2002 novel also called The Double (not to be confused with Richard Ayoade's The Double which also played at TIFF) the story involves Gyllenhaal trying to find his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. The film received some great buzz up at TIFF (I didn't get the chance to see it myself) and this teaser shows promise in some odd ways. Check it out below.
Here's the first promo teaser trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Enemy, originally posted on YouTube:
From TIFF: Brilliantly adapted from the late Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double, the latest from Denis Villeneuve breathes new life into the doppelgänger tradition, with a hypnotic, haunting, surreal approach that reaffirms the Quebec director as one of our generation's most skilled storytellers. Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum, disheveled history professor, who seems disinterested even in sex with his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double in a bit role, and decides to track him down—an adventure he quite relishes. The identical men meet, and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. The poster:
Denis Villeneuve's Enemy was just acquired by upstart indie distributor A24 Films during the Toronto Film Festival. We expect them to release the film theatrically sometime in 2014. Stay tuned for release updates.