Carriers is a psychological thriller about post-apocalyptic America after a deadly virus has afflicted the population. The film was produced by the now-defunct Paramount Vantage in 2006 and has been sitting on a back shelf ever since. However, with the recent rise of Chris Pine's (Captain Kirk in Star Trek) star, Carriers (which also stars Pine) is getting a limited release in theaters.
Today we have a first look at the trailer for Carriers, plus of a few stills from the movie. Check 'em out:
Before we jump in, here's the official plot synopsis for the film, courtesy of IMDB: "Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus."
Sounds like a mixture of 28 Days Later, I Am Legend and Cabin Fever - looks that way too, if this first trailer is any indication:
Sooooo.... is this flick going to go the horror route, having "the infected" running around like rabid zombies? Or is it going to stick to the psychological horror side of the fence, instead focusing on these "four friends" and the tension between them that ultimately boils over into murderous rage? The trailer keeps you guessing, but if I were a betting man, I'd say that this film has been sidelined for so long in part because the story starts out with a great premise, but ultimately gets lost in itself.
However, that's just my initial (and totally uninformed) guestimate.
For a closer look at the film, here are a couple of additional stills from Carriers:
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Carriers stars Chris Pine, Lou Taylor Pucci, Piper Perabo, and Emily VanCamp. It was directed by Spanish Brothers Alex and David Pastor. The movie will be in (certain) theaters on September 4, 2009.
Source: First Showing
Video Source: Daily Motion