Due to have it's world premiere at the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX the first trailer has arrived online for Bo Mikkelsen's Danish horror film What We Become
. And while the trailer will no doubt trigger the requisite 'are they or aren't they zombies' conversation, what is very clear is that whatever
we become, it's not pleasant. Here's how the festival described the film:
The summer is shaping up to be perfect for the Johansson family. The
weather is gorgeous, and the community warm and friendly. Even teenaged
Gustav is feeling good about life in general, thanks to the new girl who
has just moved in across the street. But this perfect suburban life is
abruptly shattered by the arrival of a mysterious virus. Unexplained
deaths are followed by panic and a full lockdown, families sealed into
their homes by patrolling bio-suited soldiers. With things quickly
escalating and no information forthcoming, it isn't long before Gustav
takes matters into his own hands.
The debut feature from writer-director Bo Mikkelsen, WHAT WE BECOME
offers a compelling vision of life pushed to extremes. A gorgeously
executed picture that prizes its characters as much as the elements of
genre film, WHAT WE BECOME exemplifies the new Nordic Twilight movement -
a wave of intelligent, character driven genre pictures including the
likes of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and WHEN ANIMALS DREAM.
Blessed with a uniformly strong cast, Mikkelsen is not shy at all about
the horror elements of his debut picture, but is also smart enough to
understand that the lasting resonance - the real weight of the film -
comes from first creating a believable and empathetic cast of
characters. The horror that unfolds is all the more terrifying for just
how grounded and plausible it all is. An accomplished editor and
cinematographer as well as a writer-director with a solid handful of
high end short films under his belt, Mikkelsen arrives on the scene
seemingly fully formed with his debut feature. Expect this to be the
beginning of a long and compelling career.
Check out the trailer below!
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