Watch: First Enticing Teaser Trailer for Indie PA Thriller 'The Day'

August 3, 2011
Source: RopeofSilicon

The Day Trailer

Now that we know the Midnight Madness line-up at TIFF this year, one film premiering there is Douglas Aarniokoski's The Day, a post-apocalyptic thriller starring a cast of attractive young actors: Ashley Bell, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Cory Hardrict and Shannyn Sossamon. This teaser trailer, and poster, came from RopeofSilicon, as it's now time to build some buzz for TIFF. The Day is yet another "band of survivors must fight to keep humanity alive in a bleak post-apocalyptic world" film. I hate to say it, but this trailer kind of seemed like an MTV promo for their own PA series. But I'll still see it. Watch below.

Here's the first promo trailer for Douglas Aarniokoski's The Day, in high def from Apple:

In a post-apocalyptic future, a war against humanity rages. Five survivors wander the back-roads, lost, starving, on the run. With dwindling food and supplies, an attempt to find shelter turns into a fight to live.

The Day is directed by filmmaker Douglas Aarniokoski, a former second unit director-turned-director, of Highlander: Endgame, Animals and the upcoming Nurse 3D. The screenplay was written by Luke Passmore (Bad Blood Days). This was shot in Ontario, Canada and was produced by Parlay Media and Faction M. The film will be premiering at the Toronto Film Fest in Midnight Madness this fall. Visit their official Facebook.

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Looks a lot better than The Darkest Hour. I might actually try and watch this.

MACRO on Aug 4, 2011


Admittedly the Darkest Hour doesn't look like a smash hit but this looks terrible. It reminded me of a crappy music video. Sorry but the PA genre is totally played out unless they actually do something different which is not happening in the trailer.

JT on Aug 4, 2011


I agree Macro..

jah p on Aug 4, 2011


Explosions in the Sky ftw

Eric on Aug 4, 2011


I don't have sound on my work computer. I will definitely be checking this out later because of your comment.

Joel on Aug 4, 2011


Whatever happened to Dominic Monoghan's career?! Also, Explosions in the Sky being recognized ANYWHERE is always good.

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011


/high five you two! Good to see more Explosions in the Sky fans. Their music is beautiful.

Csgabriel on Aug 4, 2011


The song made this trailer more enticing. If they do the whole movie count me sold completely.

Csgabriel on Aug 4, 2011


yeah I totally zoned out with my eyes open. paradoxical relaxation of stimulation... I should copyright that.

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011


Alex, I had a similar reaction.  I love the genre, and I'm anxious for some World War Z, but it seems like it's getting played out.  By the time World War Z gets here, if it does, will we want to see it, or will we be too jaded from watching all of these others P-A films?  And what's with the ashy, washed out color scheme?  Is the setup the aftermath of hundreds or thousands of spent nuclear arms, or asteroid collision, or what.  Darkened skies made sense in the movie adaptation of "The Road" because it was mentioned in the book, which hinted at a great event which may have been nuclear war.  I don't feel like I have enough background info to criticize this movie based on this trailer, but at the same time, I just got this feeling like it was trying too hard to be drab and dreary.  Perhaps a Post Apocalyptic thriller can be tense, scary, and despairing while being colorful, too?

JL on Aug 4, 2011


The Road meets...Saved by the Bell?

Christian Wamsley on Aug 4, 2011


Eat it. More like The Children of Children of Men... but probably just 28 months later.

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011


it looks like a lame bill and ted

Timothy on Aug 6, 2011


So I take it De Nomolos won? Or they really never learned to play and pulled a Milli Vanilli.

Anonymous on Aug 6, 2011


I just wish Explosions had been put to better use. This is just footage of LARPers in the country with the color saturation pulled down. Explosions deserves better.

Jackson on Aug 4, 2011


Like a Cadillac commercial? Don't worry about it. Besides, any additional exposure bands like Explosions, Godspeed, Pelican, Mogwai, Mono, Eluvium, etc. can get is fantastic.

Jim on Aug 4, 2011


Looked like a music video.  I'll see it, though. I really like Monoghan.

Chazzy on Aug 4, 2011


the trailer left me interested in this. i like the PA concept (unless it's "book of eli"......i was disappointed in that.)

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011


The font used for "The Day", are they the same as Day Of The Dead?

David Banner on Aug 4, 2011


MTVish. Not sure how many post apocalyptic women are going to run around with a shotgun and knee high boots

Indy-ct on Aug 4, 2011


Lets hope you don't have to find out

Richie G on Aug 4, 2011


It's always a struggle to find good footwear when the world has fallen apart! Surely they'd all be in mountaineering clothes and easy breath shoes, but it wouldn't be as attractive to the eyes, male or female.

Crapola on Aug 5, 2011


Alex, where do you get the MTV vibe by "its looks"?

gammajam on Aug 4, 2011


Wow a post apocalyptic film with a "cast of attractive young actors"! Such a selling point! I wonder if the Road Warrior was advertised like that. I bet it would have been 100 times better if they didn't use ugly faces like that Bruce Spence and Vernon Wells. Should have made it all about teenagers stealing cars that are too fast and furious for the outback! THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME.

Hallospaceboy on Aug 4, 2011


uh... what am I looking at again?...Kids with guns and coolish rockband outfits in action poses in an old farm house...looks like a bad rock band promo...

glutusmaximus on Aug 8, 2011

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