‘Red Lights’ International Trailer: Investigating Paranormal Activity

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Rodrigo Cort├ęs made a splash at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with his single-setting thriller, Buried. He returned to the scene of the crime in 2012 with Red Lights, a thriller about a pair of hardcore rationalists who investigate paranormal activities, with the intention of proving their fraudulence – but, who may have found their match in the form of a famous blind psychic with abilities that even they cannot seem to explain.

The cast of Red Lights includes dramatic heavyweights Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver as that crusading scientist duo, along with excellent acting talent like Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in supporting roles – and also Robert De Niro as the aforementioned psychic, Simon Silver.

Unlike the minimalistic Red Lights teaser trailer, this new theatrical promo actually dives into the film’s plot, hinting at the eventual foreboding twists and turns it takes. You can decide whether or not that approach proves more effective in selling the film by watching the latest preview clip, below:

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Early word from Sundance attendees about Red Lights has been pretty mixed, with most critics saying that the film boasts some excellent performances (no surprise there, given the cast) but that its narrative unfolds in a pretty convoluted and ill-conceived manner, before running out of steam during the lackluster third act. Sadly, the international trailer doesn’t do a whole lot to discredit those claims, seeing how it makes Red Light look like little more than a generic thriller about a dedicated skeptic who (say it with us now) finally encounters a person whose powers they cannot control – leading them to become obsessed with uncovering the truth, no matter the danger.

That said – the cast for this flick alone could justify giving it a look. Not to mention, early word from both Red Lights‘ supporters and detractors alike is that the movie (despite what the trailer would have you think) is far less unconventional than your average supernatural thriller – and that, should the finale be reworked, it would drastically improve the film as a whole.

Red Lights has been picked up for distribution by Millennium Entertainment, but does not yet have an official U.S. release date. So, here’s to hoping the film’s narrative kinks are worked out, by the time it actually hit theaters.

Source: Dutch FilmWorks

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  1. Wow. Rober De Niro’s bringing out his inner Criss Angel.

    This looks like it could be interesting…

  2. I really, really hope that this is good. Robert De Niro has been having a pretty up-and-down career the past decade or so. ‘Limitless’, I loved – but, other than that there have been maybe two good movies since the 90′s ended. Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver are the same way too…

    Judging by just the trailer and what I’ve been hearing, it looks good to me.

  3. Doesn’t look interesting. Not even with good actors.

  4. I’m curious, looks like it could be good or just fall flat on its face.

  5. I’ll be seeing Robert DeNiro beside my bed tonight!

  6. Yeah, it’s definitely got my vote. It’ll be interesting to see Robert in a role like this…he might even genuinely freak me out.

  7. Second time Cillian Murphy plays a physicist.

  8. Red Lights and The Woman In Black will be the two most atmospheric chillers of the next year…that’s my psychic prediction!

  9. This movie seems interesting. Even, I have seen the trailer and it was too good. And I also think that this will be the biggest hit of this year.