I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened up the red band trailer for Reed Morano’s I Think We’re Alone Now, but I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to be what I expected, and it seemed to fit that predilection quite nicely. In fact, I wasn’t sure what to think after the trailer had finished.
The short score that plays for the minute and a half long piece is as captivating as the concept of the movie. It follows a misanthropic recluse played by Peter Dinklage – who always seems to have an omen of sadness looming over him like a dark cloud on a rainy day – that one day finds himself completely alone… almost.
The trailer depicts the aftermath of an apocalyptic event, leaving only Dinklage and Ellie Fanning left alive. Dinklage explains that when there were a lot of people around that’s when he truly felt lonely, and after they all disappeared… well, he wasn’t so lonely anymore.
You can check out the trailer below courtesy of One Media.
I’m really hoping that the trailer music isn’t just some royalty-free song picked for the trailer to give it that mysterious vibe; it would be oh-so-righteous if it happened to be part of Adam Taylor’s actual score for the film.
The trailer doesn’t give anything away. All we see is some mysterious markings on the street as Dinklage walks solemnly toward a crashed car as the music swells and the tension rises. As he nears the car the trailer cuts off, and the person inside is who we can only assume to be Elle Fanning.
It’s likely going to be a small indie flick, but I do wonder about the payoff?
This is one of those “make you think” trailers where you’re left contemplating the consequences and potentialities of the characters involved. Will they kill each other? Will they encounter the catalyst behind the apocalypse? Is it really the apocalypse? Is it all just a dream? Gosh, I hope it’s not all just a dream.
Anyway, Momentum Pictures’ I Think We’re Alone Now is due out this year.