First Trailer for Thriller 'Shut In' with Naomi Watts & Jacob Tremblay

August 31, 2016
Source: USA Today

Shut In Trailer

"Something's going on and it's not just in my head, I can prove it!" EuropaCorp has released the first trailer for a new thriller titled Shut In, from director Farren Blackburn. The film stars Naomi Watts as a child psychologist who moves to a big house in the middle of rural New England with her new foster care child, played by Jacob Tremblay (of last year's film Room), along with her other brain dead son. While at first she seems threatened by him, it turns out they're both being haunted by a "bad guy trying to kill them". Oh boy, watch out. This trailer reveals quite a bit of twists, including that it might be a supernatural thriller of sorts. Also starring Charlie Heaton, Oliver Platt, David Cubitt and Crystal Balint. Take a look below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Farren Blackburn's Shut In, originally from USA Today:

Shut In Poster

A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist (Naomi Watts) who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever. Shut In is directed by British filmmaker Farren Blackburn, of the film Hammer of the Gods previously and lots of TV work including "Daredevil", "Luther" and "Doctor Who". The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson. Watts says of working with Tremblay (via USA Today): "He definitely finds himself in trouble here again, (but) he's proven he can handle these roles." EuropaCorp USA will release Shut In in theaters starting on November 11th later this fall. Anyone interested in seeing this?

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    Definitely is going to be a lame deus ex machina thing in the end...that or it was all a dream...
  • RAW_D
    Poor Naomi Watts. After King Kong, she's not been getting roles deserving of her talent. This trailer was confusing as hell to me, and it sparks no interest.
    • Bo
      Well, Raw, I don't know how good or bad this movie will be from just viewing the trailer, but I believe you might be a little off base that Watts hasn't been getting any roles deserving of her talent. I too like her quite a bit, so I investigated. Since King Kong, Watts was in the following movies: The Painted Veil, Eastern Promises, Funny Games, The International, The Impossible, and Birdman. All films with very well known and talented directors from around the globe. All very interesting films with pretty good roles for Watts so I'm not too sure you're right about thinking otherwise. Just a friendly update for you as I wondered about it after reading your post. She has been doing quite well, actually, and has a career many actresses might kill No hard feelings I hope. I also hope you don't disagree with me on the films I mentioned and the roles she had in them. Peace.
      • eris
        Eastern Promises is so good.
        • Bo
          Indeed it was. Tough, dark, gritty stuff. Very well done film.
      • RAW_D
        No worries! I stand corrected. Eastern Promises, The Impossible and Birdman were all solid. I guess I figured some of those occurred prior to King Kong for some reason. Time flies!
        • Bo
          Yes, time does fly. I get what you mean though and your appreciation of Watts and her talents was obvious in your assessing she doesn't get many good parts. I'm sure she would like to be getting more and hopefully she will as I was totally blown away by her performance in 21 Grams and knew for sure then that she was a very, very talented actress. Cheers.
  • Tthis is how to make a very low budget horror movie, with a Cubo'f snow and two strings. -Rent a house in the middle of a nowhere place that costs you 100$/month. -Cast one B-actor and a kid ( you can pay him with candies) -Make strange noises while the light flickers.
  • cuckoozey
    That poster looks very "paperback on shelf at airport kiosk"-esque...
  • shiboleth
    Those films with ghosts, remote old houses, 'incredible twists', beautiful actresses, kids (preferably) and with sudden and violent sounds are really, really annoying and tell the stories of extreme laziness in their makers' minds ... And I really like Naomi Watts ...
  • Sharkman1963
    HE'S! IN! THE! TOILET!!!!
  • Bo
    Oh Alex, upon reading your description of the film I couldn't help but catch that when you referred to her other child with 'along with her other brain dead son'. Which could sound like the one child is brain dead and so is the other. No? I'm not a correcting kind of guy, but perhaps it might read better thusly...along with her other son who happens to be brain Is it just me? Am I nit picking? I don't mean to be so sorry if it comes across that way. Just thought I'd share my interpretation of that sentence. Cheers.




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