Xavier Gens, director of the first Hitman film adaptation, The Divide, and Frontier(s), has a new film on the way titled Hostile that he's producingm written and directed by Mathieu Turi. And we have an exclusive poster to debut alongside the teaser poster released earlier this week.
Turi got his start working on the crews of Inglourious Basterds and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra before making a pair of short films himself and working as an assistant director on a variety of other projects.
Hostile is Mathieu Turi's first feature-length film and takes place in a post-apocalyptic near future where a worldwide epidemic wiped out most of the planet's population and resources. The thousands remaining must live and fight for food and shelter, with the twist that there's another threat: strange creatures that hunt after the sun goes down. It's that setting where the story of Juliette's very awful supply run begins:
Juliette, a young woman whose life has taught her to handle things on her own, is the only one in her group to have the guts to go anywhere near cities to find food. But, on her way back to the camp one afternoon, she loses control as she’s driving...
She wakes up upside down, stuck in her car with a broken leg, in the middle of the desert, and...
Ther poster is in the same vein with the same horrible setting as the first teaser, but with more gun and more intensity. Here's the first poster for comparison. And remember, Juliette has a broken leg, is stuck, and it's night when the creatures come out...
Turi's unique take and style for this thriller is what helped get Hostile made in the first place. As Xavier Gens explains:
"Hostile could be an instant classic. I have found, in Mathieu Turi’s script, a deep and emotional story, a new look at the genre, and a completely insane and never seen creature. That’s why I want it to be made… Definitely a new talent to watch out for."
Hostile is a dramatic horror film and stars Brittany Ashworth (The Crucifixion, Lone Soldier) as Juliette, Grégory Fitoussi (World War Z, GI:JOE, Mr Selfridge) as Jack, and Javier Botet (REC, Crimson Peak, Mama). The movie will be presented at the Cannes Market next week and will run the festival circuit just after with a release date scheduled for early 2018.