First Look: New Apocalyptic Thriller 'Vanishing on 7th Street'
by Alex Billington
May 18, 2010
Source: Quiet Earth
I forgot this was even being made! Our friends at Quiet Earth somehow got their hands on a few low quality photos from the upcoming apocalyptic thriller Vanishing on 7th Street directed by Brad Anderson, of The Machinist and Transsiberian previously. Now that I'm reminded that it exists, I do actually remember writing about the casting news last year because it sounded like an awesome concept. Set in a once-thriving city where shadowy forms have caused residents to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind, a small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to survive.
Originally, Vanishing on 7th Street is described as more of a psychological thriller about these five survivors who are fighting to stay alive "while grappling with the meaning of existence," since they realize they may in fact be the last people on earth. Sounds like a Stephen King-inspired thriller about some people trapped in this one location, which reminds me a bit of The Mist. I hope this is much better than that film (I didn't love it), but with Brad Anderson directing, I don't think we have to worry. Vanishing on 7th Street stars Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo, but doesn't have a US distributor or release date.
Loved the Machinist and Session 9 was good to this will be interesting to see how it turns out
Loser on May 18, 2010
Looks good - love these type of movies.
Bash on May 18, 2010
top pick looks like The Happening poster
Antioch on May 18, 2010
I'm huge fan of The Machinist and really enjoyed Transsiberian too. So, I'm gonna give this a chance. I wish there's a trailer.
dexter on May 18, 2010
u didnt like "The Mist"???u poor thing...
splinter on May 18, 2010
agreed splinter, i personally loved The Mist. This one sounds interesting as well.
Ian Kuah on May 18, 2010
#5 and #6 agreed. The Mist was a great movie.
ItsME on May 18, 2010
The Mist was a fantastic "trapped in a closed space apocalyptic ensemble film"...I really enjoyed it. I love the Machinist, but Transsiberian was just okay so I'm on the fence about this one, but I can't wait to see a trailer.
peloquin on May 18, 2010
thats a terribly cliche scene for the top pic
Sharlto on May 18, 2010
The Mist was one of the best movies i've ever seen. The ending is one of the best ever. If this is even half as good it will still be awesome.
vold on May 18, 2010
I agree with #3, the top pic looks way too much like The Happening; and that association can only hurt. Add to that the fact that Hayden Christensen is in it and this film is on strike two before it's out of the gate.
Dave Lister, J.M.C. on May 18, 2010
How is this different from the tons of other movies with the same concept. Eh I'll pass.
M on May 18, 2010
Sounds more like THE LANGOLIERS, than the Mist.
GIGERBRICK on May 18, 2010
The mist ..is a good movie.. i like it..but this one..i dunno..maybe i will see it.. but just dvd disc..not at the movie theaters
Sakyo on May 18, 2010
Night of the Comet.
Brett on May 18, 2010
the mist was great.
chris c on May 18, 2010
13 stole the words out of my mouth- totally a langoliers feel!!! gotta wait for the trailer on this one- hayden always worries me, and those pics make him look like he's playing a whiny bitch again.
seanathan on May 19, 2010
The Mist felt like a really crappy 80`s tv-movie to me, very bad.
Loser on May 19, 2010
i'm pretty sure thats a screen shot from the happening.......... this next decade is going to be the decade of the recut.......... studios will just pay a new editor to recut the film and give it a different twist.......... sigh.
Derek Carter on May 19, 2010
KING on May 19, 2010
The plot sounds kinda cool...not loving the cast though. Leguizamo is just annoying, and I think we can all agree that Hayden just stinks up the screen.
Mr. Pants on May 20, 2010
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