Watch: James Marsden in New Trailer for Delayed Thriller 'The Loft'
by Ethan Anderton
September 29, 2014
It's been two years since we saw the first trailer for the thriller The Loft, a remake of a 2008 Belgian film of the same name that assembles and interesting cast that includes Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenaerts. But the film has been delayed for awhile now, and it sounds like that's because it's not very good. The film was shot in 2011, picked up by Warner Bros. genre arm Dark Castle in 2012, but never hit theaters, was tossed to Universal and expected to hit theaters this year. The latest we've heard is the long-delayed film will arrive early next year in January, and a new international trailer has just surfaced showing off more of the saucy thriller on the way. Watch?
In The Loft, five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the body of an unknown woman is found in the property. Erik Van Looy directs this remake of his own 2008 Belgian film with a script from Wesley Strick (of the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, Doom and Arachnophobia). Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra, Valerie Cruz and Isabel Lucas also star in the film which has been sitting on a shelf for years, but now seems poised for release in the US on January 23rd, 2015. Interested at all?
No thanks. I saw the original. What a waste of money remaking a perfectly good and temporary movie.
Armitall on Sep 29, 2014
rich kids' debauchery. With a little price to pay. I have nothing against the debauchery. However, as for rich kids, I have no regrets...
shiboleth on Sep 29, 2014
Marsden and Urban? Can the world handle the cheekbones??!! LOL...
DAVIDPD on Sep 29, 2014
A train full of laughter headed into a tunnel full of cabbage.
Carpola on Sep 29, 2014
Some neat shots in there with the guy falling from the building in the rain and the slow motion impact on the car. The title reveal is cool looking too, but the title itself is really weak. I like Marsden so it's good to see he's getting leading roles.
NathanDewey on Sep 29, 2014
The original was a near-perfect thriller, and also holds the record at the Belgian box-office. And while I have nothing but admiration for the director Erik Van Looy in general, the remake looks like it should go straight-to-disc. Go watch 'The Drop' instead, also with our rising star Matthias Schoenaerts and directed by our Michael R. Roskam. Character-driven cinema at its finest!
Kenneth Peeters on Sep 29, 2014
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