Saturday, 28 January 2017

New trailer and one sheet for The Shack arrives online

Lionsgate have recently released their latest trailer and one sheet for Stuart Hazeldine's (Exam) The Shack.

Finally back behind the camera after the excellent low budget thriller Exam (2010), director Stuart Hazeldine has been working on something very different for his next movie.

Adapted from William P. Young's bestseller, The Shack sees Sam Worthington (Avatar) as Mack Phillips, a devoted husband and father who seems to have the ideal life. But when a family tragedy sends him crashing into a deep depression, he begins to question everything, including his faith.

That is when a mysterious letter – delivered by someone who appears to leave no footprints – arrives, urging him to visit an abandoned shack in the middle of rural Oregon. There, he finds three strangers led by Papa (Octavia Spencer) and discovers something that will change his understanding of the world and his life...

This is a very tricky line to walk – channelling a faith based story without falling into some of the pitfalls we have seen in similar movies. But The shack also features the likes of Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), Grahame Greene (The Green Mile) and Avraham Aviv Alush (Allenby St.), and will be out in US cinemas this March.

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