Watch: First Crazy Trailer for Trapped-Inside-a-Car Thriller 'Detour'
What would you do to survive? Gravitas Ventures has debuted the first trailer for another contained thriller called Detour, this time taking place almost entirely inside of a car. The story is simply about an "ad man" named Jackson, played by Neil Hopkins, whose car gets trapped in a rock/mudslide and he ends up stuck. Yea it's a lot like Buried or Devil (it even has a two-syllable one-word name), but inside of a car, and it looks like things get crazy. It looks like there's flashbacks, of course, which is where actress Brea Grant comes into play. As wild as this looks, I can't help but say I need to see it to find out what goes on, and how it ends.
Watch the first official trailer for William Dickerson's Detour, in high def from Apple:
Synopsis for Detour from Apple: On the road to a high-powered lunch meeting, smooth-talking ad man Jackson Alder (played by Neil Hopkins) is brainstorming his next big pitch when he is blindsided by Mother Nature. Swallowed up by a devastating mudslide, he awakens to darkness. Alone underneath an avalanche of mud, his certainty of rescue gives way to a horrifying reality—no one is coming. With oxygen and time running out, Jackson clings to the unfinished life he left behind. Pushing himself beyond his own physical and mental boundaries, Jackson must ask himself the ultimate question: What would you do to survive?
Detour is the feature directing debut of William Dickerson (Shadowbox), screenplay by Dickerson & Dwight Moody. Gravitas Ventures will release Detour in theaters and on iTunes starting March 29th next month.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
I left Buried traumatized. PASS :<
福 赐 天上 on Feb 13, 2013
Buried, 127 Hours, and a little of Wrecked.
Jacob Denton on Feb 13, 2013
this looks baaaaaarutal
poo on Feb 13, 2013
Buried was amazing. This doesn't look as good, but I'm sure as hell gonna have to find out what happens at the end.
Lt Robert Neville on Feb 13, 2013
'burried' was meh at best
ff on Feb 13, 2013
buried was fantastic!! your HIGH!
NUTZACK on Feb 14, 2013
The script was good. The movie was meh
ff on Feb 14, 2013
I don't understand your logic
NUTZACK on Feb 15, 2013
Looks quite derivative, and yet strangely enticing. I think seeing the dirt through the windows heightens the claustrophobia a LOT compared to say, buried, even when the car interior is much roomier in comparison. The extra space also contributes so much potential to the plot, with all that extra room for 'activities'. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly would be thrilled.
Wafffles on Feb 13, 2013
It's gotta be better than Buried...but that ain't sayin much.
zey on Feb 13, 2013
Already saw Buried, but this one seems like he has more of a chance of actually getting out, we'll see, might rent it or wait till it comes out on netflix instant watch
Armeetapus16 on Feb 13, 2013
for the record: my best friend made this film, so i feel the need to step in, since he won't. Detour was shot in jun/july of 2010, months before either buried or 127 hours came out. therefore it's not 'derivative', as it wasn't derived from either of those films. they were all made basically simultaneously, or at least with no knowledge of one another. this is a phenomenon that happens quite frequently in Hollywood and with ideas in general (Capote/Infamous, Antz/Bugs life, etc). it's called zeitgeist. but in fact the script for Detour (first titled 'Buried', then changed for obvious reasons) was registered with WGA in 2008. it took 2 years to get it made, 2 more years to finalize distribution. anyone who has ever made a film knows this is typical. anyone who hasn't, your opinion is not worth very much. this is quite different from either of those films, despite thematic/setting similarities. it is also quite good. i highly recommend it. there, i've said my peace. carry on.
squaw valley on Feb 13, 2013
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