Daniel Radcliffe in First Full Trailer for 'Escape from Pretoria' Thriller

December 11, 2019
Source: YouTube

Escape from Pretoria Trailer

"Your whole plan is doomed to failure…" Empire Mag. has debuted the first official trailer for a true story thriller titled Escape from Pretoria, which is opening first in the UK coming up this March. The film is about two white South Africans, imprisoned for working on behalf of the ANC. They attempt to escape from the notorious white man's Pretoria Prison, known as "Robben Island", the same place former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was imprisoned before. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber as the two leads, with a cast including Ian Hart, Nathan Page, Stephen Hunter, Mark Leonard Winter, Jeanette Cronin, David Wilson, and Ratidzo Mambo. Based on a true story, of course. This looks like a solid prison escape thriller, about insistent prisoners who want out as a way of fighting back. Have a look.

Here's the first UK trailer for Francis Annan's Escape from Pretoria, direct from Empire's YouTube:

Escape from Pretoria Film

Two white South Africans, imprisoned for working on behalf of the ANC, determine to escape from the notorious white man's 'Robben Island' jail, Pretoria Prison. Escape from Pretoria is directed by British filmmaker Francis Annan, director of the films Get Away and Woyzeck previously, as well as a few short films and some TV work. The screenplay is written by Francis Annan and L.H. Adams; adapted from Tim Jenkin's 2003 book "Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria Prison". With additional story development by Karol Griffiths. Produced by David Barron, Mark Blaney, Gary Hamilton, Michelle Krumm, and Jackie Sheppard. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or elsewhere, as far as we know. The film opens in the UK first starting March 6th, 2020. There's still no US release date set yet - stay tuned for more. First impression?

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Good role for Radcliffe. Don't really care about the story though.

DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2019


It does look solid, but not perfect. And I keep admiring to D. Radcliffe for trying so many different things. I hope he'll get something good in all those attempts ...

shiboleth on Dec 11, 2019


Better than a lot of stuff they're putting out these days. While I admire Radcliffe's attempts, I think he's just not interesting enough to get beyond having been Harry Potter...movies which I never saw and never intend to. Couldn't read those awful books and clips from all of them only concretized my dislike.

thespiritbo on Dec 11, 2019


This is not Harry Potter, so Idk why you have to bring this here. Btw the books are definitely not awful, just maybe not your cup of tea. The movies got bland after the 3rd one, imo, but to no fault of Daniel Radcliffe's. I really dig the direction and style we get to see in this trailer, so I'm definitely intrigued.

Terry Craig on Dec 16, 2019


The only thing I like better than a good heist movie is a good breakout movie, of which there are so few.

Whichhalfofthewit on Dec 11, 2019


That looks GREAT.

Sean Taylor on Dec 13, 2019


This looks awful. Not one accent sounds like we South Africans actually talk. I heard more Australian than South African.

Martin on Dec 13, 2019

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