Must Watch: First Trailer for My Sundance Fave The Escapist

April 30, 2008
Source: Official Website

The Escapist Trailer

The Escapist is an absolutely phenomenal movie. It was my favorite film of Sundance, hands down, and has been one of the few I've been very anxious to see again. The film follows Frank Perry and his escape from an underground prison in London. I really can't say enough good things - the soundtrack in it is incredible, Brian Cox is amazing, and everything else is pretty damn perfect. The Escapist will probably still remain one of my favorites all year long and is guaranteed to end up on my best of the year list. I really don't know why this is an indie movie - it definitely feels much more like a full on studio thriller. Watch this!

The Escapist is a thrilling cinematic experience. It keeps the energy up the entire time and lever lets up all the way to the end. I strongly suggest you read my Sundance review. "This movie just rocked me to the core. It's almost so good it doesn't deserve to be at Sundance. The Escapist packs one hell of a punch and is entertaining and energetic from its start to its riveting finish. Great characters, a well-written plot, an intricate escape plan, and that damn score, are all part of what made this my favorite film at this year's Sundance."

Watch the trailer for Rupert Wyatt's The Escapist:

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You can also watch The Escapist trailer in High Definition on their Official Website

Frank Perry (Brian Cox) is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When he learns that his daughter has become ill, he is determined he make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence.

The Escapist is directed by first-time French filmmaker Rupert Wyatt. It was co-written by both Wyatt and newcomer Daniel Hardy. This first debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year, where it was bought by THINKFilm at the time. When that company shut down last year, IFC Films came to the rescue and picked this up. The Escapist will hit theaters on April 3rd in New York and April 10th in Los Angeles.

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Wow! I definitely am going to look hard for this movie. It doesn't look indie at all. (Not saying that indie is bad just agreeing with the article)

Kyle A. K. on Apr 30, 2008


that looks like a really good film

darrin on Apr 30, 2008


Nice! This movie looks totally bad ass! Can't wait to see it later this year!

Saucy on May 1, 2008


Hey guys Is there any reason why all I can see is a spinning load icon in the middle of the trailer screen? None of the trailers seem to load - what am I doing wrong?

Mrbobbyboy on May 1, 2008


You probably need to update your codecs on your computer. Open your active x properties.

therblig on May 1, 2008


This does look very good. What else I like is that the actors, although some look familiar, are not huge names....I wish more movies would choose the right actor for a film, rather than throw a slew of money at a big name and hope he brings in the audience. I like to see lesser known (and usually much better) actors in movies...

Movie Lover on May 1, 2008


You're damn right Movie Lover - only sad thing is, the financing of movies these days depends so much on how much a film is 'worth' in the market place and a name cast adds value in the belief that guarantees a Film's financial success. The reality is often very different and movies that could have been good are sunk by their shoe-horned star names. The Escapist is one of the lucky few that secured finance and producer support from a team of people who actually believed in the script and project and a choice of cast who are in themselves some of the best actors in the biz and elevate this genre movie to a whole new level.

Escapee on May 1, 2008


And when I say genre I mean that in the best possible sense of the word!

Escapee on May 1, 2008


That was one helluva trailer. 2008 is shaping up to be an amazing year for movies. The last image I have of Brian Cox is him blowing his brains out in The Bourne Supremacy so it'll be good to see him alive and well! Can't wait for this one to come out.

woogie on May 1, 2008



silver on May 1, 2008


this one looks really2 good

hang on May 2, 2008


this looks like an instant classic =]

PHATBOY_x on May 2, 2008


Rupert Wyatt isn't French. He was born in Paris, but his family are English and he was brought up in England. He now lives in LA. And yes, the film is absolutely amazing.

Blade Runner on Jun 17, 2008

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