Magnet Releasing has unveiled an official trailer for the upcoming "Meeting Evil" thriller, starring Luke Wilson, Samuel L Jackson, and Leslie Bibb. Check it out below.
Plot: When John Fleton (Wilson), a depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor, offers to help a stranger, Richie (Jackson), with his car, John is sucked into a surreal, nightmarish murder spree that forces him to question everything about his life, his mode of behavior, and the very nature of evil.
The new movie is directed by Chris Fisher (S. Darko, Dirty) and based on a book by Thomas Berger. It will be available on demand on March 30th. A limited theatrical release will follow on May 4th.
^ I didn't watch it.. i fastforward through it, it made no sense, and i think i caught some sort of brain damage from it, and now i can't stop watching mature porn with 70 year olds. The director was trying too hard to imitate and recall many references from the "previous" one, the guy only has precedural tv shows talent, nothing else, even Mario Van Peebles could do better and he also sucks...
BadChadB33writes: on March 9th, 2012 at 9:49:13 AM
Yup when your in a movie with Luke Wilson, your career is pretty much over.
Ok, how is this not like Fight Club, Idenity, or any other spilt personality? In the police room, the investigator told Luke Wilson that all the witnesses I.D.ed him. Then we see Jackson wearing nothing but the same clothes throughout the trailer, except in police gear, which is out of character from what everything around it was.
Hollywood isn't very original, but that is nothing new.
@Rambo - Old School was on last night. I only caught the end of it (but I've seen it before). Yeah, good movie, the cast worked well together. It'll never be Animal House... but hopefully they weren't trying too hard to be so.
Hey, we pick on Nic for taking every acting offer out there, let's talk about SLJ here for a minute. The guy is a machine. What I like about him is he keeps his fee reasonable ($7mil a flick... but that figure is a couple of years old), he contracts on every movie to get 2 days a week just to golf (he's pacing himself), and the man likes to work. And he's easily the busiest actor in the biz.
"Hollywood isn't very original, but that is nothing new."
Yep. Jackson's character is really just a figment of Wilson's imagination. Essentially a bland generic rip of Secret Window/The Machinist/Fight Club/Identity/Mr. Brooks, except all of them are far better films.
Thomas Berger, author of the book on which this is derived, wrote the book on which the movie 'Neighbors' is based, so if you like that old-school film, you may like this one. I doubt it though. Acting looks weak and the trailer, meh. It's difficult to sell unoriginality these days.
The good news? Leslie Bibb is in 'Meeting Evil', and if you recall, which you may not considering her rather insignificant role, she was in Iron Man as reporter Christine Everhart, one of Stark's flings.