First Trailer for YouTube's Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film 'The Thinning'
"Are you ready for test day?" YouTube Red has unveiled the first trailer for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller titled The Thinning, from writer/director Michael J. Gallagher. Set in the future, the story focuses on a high school aptitude test that is used to manage the population. Two students, played by Logan Paul and Peyton List, discover the test isn't what it seems and may actually be covering up a bigger conspiracy. This sounds kind of like Logan's Run, but revised to a high school level "aptitude test". The full cast includes Lia Marie Johnson, Calum Worthy, Matthew Glave, Michael Traynor and Ryan Newman. This looks like a mix of Hunger Games and a bunch of other much better sci-fi, but that may be why it's direct to VOD.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Michael J. Gallagher's The Thinning, direct from YouTube:
YouTube's The Thinning takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down. The Thinning is directed by young filmmaker Michael J. Gallagher, of various comedies like Internet Famous, videos including I Hate Myselfie and episodes of "Interns" previously. The screenplay is written by Michael J. Gallagher & Steve Greene. This was produced by Legendary Digital Media, for release directly on YouTube. The Thinning will be available for streaming starting October 12th later this month. Anyone interested?