First Look: ‘The Collector’

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The Collector is an upcoming horror-thriller from first-time director Marcus Dunstan, best known as the co-writer of Feast, and Saw IV, V and VI. It follows an ex-con who plans a heist at his new employer’s country home, only to discover the place has already been claimed by another, far worse criminal, who has set up a maze of lethal traps within the house.

Since we haven’t covered The Collector here at Screen Rant as of yet, we thought you’d like a taste of the movie. Courtesy of IGN, we have the first (red band) trailer for the film, along with a few posters and a neat promo image. Check out all of it below:

The trailer for The Collector is relatively short but effective enough in giving an overall feel for the movie. Personally I don’t see why it’s been labeled as a red band trailer – save for some shots of blood, there’s nothing that extreme about it. See what you think:

OK, so maybe the premise isn’t WORLDS away from Saw, but at least there’s no Jigsaw in the mix…

Here are the promo posters/images for The Collector (click on any one of them for a larger size):

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"What's in the box?!" - Brad Pitt, "Seven"

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Although the overall premise for The Collector is a little too similar to the world of the Saw movies, I still dig the hook of an ex-con planning to do something bad, only to discover someone worse is waiting in the shadows. I think it’s a great premise that has a lot of potential to raise some interesting moral questions about the nature of evil.

Do you like the look of The Collector? What do you make of the red band trailer?

The Collectors hits theaters on July 31st, 2009.

Sources: IGN (special thanks: Bloody-Disgusting)

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  1. can’t wait. as cliche as this may get.

  2. This movie looks quite interesting. I agree that the idea of a bad guy running into a worse bad guy is pretty cool. I’m not quite sure why the trailer was red banded though. Looked like any other horror trailer to me…

  3. Even if it’s almost an exact copy of saw, just in a different setting and with different characters it should be great. Saw I is my favorite of the series because of how well it was written(IMO at least) and how great and unpredictable the ending was. 2-5 have just played off the great ending of the first hoping to shock the viewers over and over again. While 2-4 were still alright movies, they weren’t close to the greatness of Saw I. I hope this new story will at least get some more creativity out of the writers and give us another good film close to Saw.

  4. I FEEL LIKE I ALREADY “SAW” IT.

  5. Looks alright to me.

  6. From the writers of the Saw movies, huh? Well, I wasn’t a fan of those movies, so this looks like a pass for me. Of course, if I get one of those free passes from Regal, I may use it to watch this.

  7. *yawn*, more of the same.

  8. Wonderful!
    Just what the world needs, MORE torture porn.