Official Trailer for Gas Station Thriller 'Burn' Starring Josh Hutcherson
"Let's get out of here while we still can – together." Momentum Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for a contained thriller tilted just Burn, set entirely at a gas station one night. It's the feature directorial debut of USC graduate Mike Gan, telling the story of a misguided crook who tries to rob the gas station. But he gets more than he bargained for when the employee fights back, scolding him with a pot of hot coffee then tying him up to a chair. The two gas station workers then try to connect with the robber before the cops arrive. And then what? Starring Josh Hutcherson as Billy, with Suki Waterhouse, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Harry Shum Jr., Shiloh Fernandez, Wayne Pyle, John D. Hickman, Rob Figueroa, and James Devoti. This seems like a concept for Gan to showcase his talent, and it looks like it has some clever twists.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Mike Gan's Burn, direct from Momentum's YouTube:
Burn is a contained thriller following a lonely female gas station attendant who must face a desperate man who tries to rob the store. When the heist goes wrong, she takes the opportunity to make a connection with the man. Burn is both written and directed by Chinese-American filmmaker Mike Gan, making his feature directorial debut after a few short films previously. Gan graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Produced by Jordan Beckerman, Sukee Chew, Ash Christian, Jordan Yale Levine, Russ Posternak, and Michael J. Rothstein. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or elsewhere as far as we know. Momentum Pictures will release Gan's Burn in select US theaters + on VOD starting August 23rd later in the summer.
I wasn't even going to watch this trailer because of the actor from those silly Hungry Games movies and it looked like mediocre junk, which it might very well be...lol...but I was surprised. I particularly like the Tilda, brown haired actress and her delivery of lines...like being asked if she'd lost her mind and she replies 'quite possibly'...lol...and her saying to being asked if she is alright that 'you keep asking me that and I keep saying I am'....those just stuck out for me. I've never seen this young actress and was actually impressed. Will I go see this? I doubt it, but will if it comes on cable...which might be soon...
thespiritbo on Jun 27, 2019
Wow. I wasn't even going to watch this trailer... until I saw Josh Hutcherson. I completely agree with you on everything else though.
Akirakorn on Jun 27, 2019
This feels more like a movie that I would see from Netflix or Amazon and not on the theaters.
rbennet27 on Jun 27, 2019
Nice take on desperation in life. Sure, I'm in ...
shiboleth on Jun 29, 2019
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