First Teaser for Another Stuck-in-a-Cube Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Abandon'
by Alex Billington
January 25, 2022
"If anybody's listening, please say something." Mill House Motion Pictures has released a festival teaser trailer for the indie contained sci-fi thriller film The Abandon, made by filmmaker Jason Satterlund. This will be premiering at the upcoming 2022 Mammoth Film Festival in just a few weeks, playing as the Closing Night film. It seems to be a combination of two other sci-fi films - Source Code and Cube. A wounded soldier awakens in a strange cube that tests his physical and mental limits as he attempts to find a way to escape against a ticking clock. The cube room begins to change: fluctuating extreme temperatures, random shifts of gravity, and strange writing appearing on the walls. Starring Jonathan Rosenthal, with Tamara Perry as the voice of the woman on the phone. From this teaser my guess is he's in some sort of coma or machine to keep him alive, kind of like Source Code. But it's hard to tell if it's this or something else like aliens or VR.
Here's the teaser trailer (+ poster) for Jason Satterlund's The Abandon, on YouTube (via ScreenAnarchy):
U.S. Soldier Miles Willis (Jonathan Rosenthal) is shot and wounded during an intense firefight in Iraq. As he tries to radio for help, a sudden blinding light surrounds him, and he awakens to find himself trapped in a strange, colorless cube with nothing inside but his own combat gear. As time passes, the cube begins to change: fluctuating extreme temperatures, random shifts of gravity, and strange writing appearing on the walls. His only communication is with one person -- a mystery woman who calls him on his satellite phone, claiming to be trapped in a similar space. As the clock ticks, the two of them must figure out who has them, why they were taken, and how to escape. The Abandon is directed by writer / filmmaker Jason Satterlund, of the films The Human Trace and The Record Keeper previously, plus many short films. The screenplay is written by Dwain Worrell. Produced by Regis Terencio Victoria Hadeler; co-produced by Marc Dahlstrom. This is premiering at the 2022 Mammoth Film Festival this winter. No release dates are set yet.
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