Almost a year ago, we showed you the first photos from the upcoming "The Double" dark comedy, starring Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland). And today, we have the first teaser trailer. Check it out below.
The new movie is a humorous and frightening story of an insignificant man driven to near madness by the appearance of his double at his office. The double tries to take over his life, both professional and social. The film is based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1946 novel.
"The Double" is written and directed by Richard Ayoade (Submarine) and is currently playing at the Toronto Film Festival.
Wow... the only thing creepy about this trailer is how it ever got made.
Not all trailers can try to be subtle in their execution. Sure, subtlety in some trailers works great, but for others, we require some plot, or character details. Not all movies are interesting enough for the subtle nuance trailers that have some music playing and nothing else. Some require actual deposition!
AngryBirdwrites: on September 9th, 2013 at 3:40:55 PM
If Jesse Eisenberg is in it, then creepy is right on!
I think worstpreviews has the group of the most negative people I've ever seen. The majority of you can be funny, but damn...
minkowskiwrites: on September 9th, 2013 at 5:56:31 PM
Interesting. I was just reading about dopplgängers as a film contrivance in James Frey's book How to Write a Damn Good Thriller, in which the author seems to claim they're real.
Frey claimed one was photographed during a 2006 experiment during which experimenters applied an electrical flow to a patient's temporoparietal juncton. Like with NDE's, she experienced what could only be called a dopplegänger.
Unfortunately for Frey, one was not photographed, although her brain was continually monitored for electrical activity that could correlate to having such a delusion.
Anyway, knowing that bit of trivia, this film, like its "alter-ego" Fight Club, largely loses any of the fear it might have otherwise "possessed".