First Trailer for Alexandre Aja's 'The 9th Life of Louis Drax' Adaptation
"Children always know so much more than we think…" Lionsgate has revealed an intriguing trailer for a psychological thriller called The 9th Life of Louis Drax, adapted from Liz Jensen's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a boy who has survived eight near-death accidents throughout his strange life so far, and falls off of a cliff on his ninth birthday during a picnic with his parents, once again barely surviving. The cast features Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Barbara Hershey, and Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax. There's some really weird stuff going on in this that makes it look like much more than just any old thriller, and it's worth taking a look at because it's so fascinating. What's up with this kid? I guess we'll have to see this (or read the book) to find out. Take a look.
Here's the first trailer for Alexandre Aja's The 9th Life of Louis Drax, from YouTube:
After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis’ near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy’s unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis’ seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis’ mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him. The 9th Life of Louis Drax is directed by French filmmaker Alexandre Aja, of High Tension, Mirrors, Piranha 3D, and Horns previously. The screenplay is by Max Minghella, adapted from Liz Jensen's novel of the same name. Lionsgate will release the film starting September 2nd this fall. Anyone?