First Trailer for YouTube's Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film 'The Thinning'

October 6, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Thinning Poster

"Are you ready for test day?" YouTube Red has unveiled the first trailer for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller titled The Thinning, from writer/director Michael J. Gallagher. Set in the future, the story focuses on a high school aptitude test that is used to manage the population. Two students, played by Logan Paul and Peyton List, discover the test isn't what it seems and may actually be covering up a bigger conspiracy. This sounds kind of like Logan's Run, but revised to a high school level "aptitude test". The full cast includes Lia Marie Johnson, Calum Worthy, Matthew Glave, Michael Traynor and Ryan Newman. This looks like a mix of Hunger Games and a bunch of other much better sci-fi, but that may be why it's direct to VOD.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Michael J. Gallagher's The Thinning, direct from YouTube:

The Thinning Poster

YouTube's The Thinning takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down. The Thinning is directed by young filmmaker Michael J. Gallagher, of various comedies like Internet Famous, videos including I Hate Myselfie and episodes of "Interns" previously. The screenplay is written by Michael J. Gallagher & Steve Greene. This was produced by Legendary Digital Media, for release directly on YouTube. The Thinning will be available for streaming starting October 12th later this month. Anyone interested?

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Divergent sequel is going also the Direct to video way. These YA cheap sci-fi movies are getting on our nerves. I liked Maze Runner though.

tarek on Oct 6, 2016


Another The Giver Divergent Hunger Maze Games... Meh...

Nash on Oct 6, 2016


YouTube Red is a failure. They are dumping wads of cash into it, but it just is too much to expect people to pay for shitty productions.

DAVIDPD on Oct 6, 2016


I was laughing is that good? Change the main characters to Mexican and Black and you have a modern version of Trump's 'Merica. HAHA

ff on Oct 6, 2016


Whew... this one ^ escaped from his care home. Will someone bring him back before he starts throwing poo around?

backwardsprogress on Oct 7, 2016


You described trump perfectly!

ff on Oct 7, 2016


Oh, I agree. Should throw you, him and Clinton in the same padded cell to share.

backwardsprogress on Oct 7, 2016


Clinton and Trumpo sure I don't like either of them. Try again.

ff on Oct 7, 2016



Randy Rogers on Oct 7, 2016



Randy Rogers on Oct 7, 2016


Come on, really? The fear of education system for some people is sometimes really hilarious ...

shiboleth on Oct 6, 2016


the story doesn't make sense. Probably written by some bored teen during a math course.

tarek on Oct 7, 2016


I'm afraid he believes this is his life work. But, to be honest, I don't know which one between your and my estimation of it is worse ...

shiboleth on Oct 7, 2016


I doubt they'd do a test to see how clever people were before they killed them. At least from recent human history, often the well educated are killed first.

Carpola on Oct 6, 2016


Hopefully the failure of the "The Thinning" will THIN out these ridiculous dystopian teen angst POS movies. How did teenagers become teenagers in this? Don't all kids get thinned out in Kindergarten? Doesn't even make sense....

RAW_D on Oct 7, 2016


Logan Paul is so terrible lol His vines are unfunny as hell and is acting is worse

steve on Oct 8, 2016


Oh boy, where to start...UN control? A dying world???? Voluntarily killing our children?? The 2nd Amendment would ASSURE this would never take place. The world would burn before this. One good thing to come out of this...BlackLivesMatter would be thinned the first year.

crazedchef on Oct 27, 2016

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