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Watch: Sizzle Reel For TIFF Midnight Madness Pic 'The Day' With Dominic Monaghan & Shannyn Sossamon

by Kevin Jagernauth
August 3, 2011 6:19 AM
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In case you were on your way to work or in a meeting this morning and missed, TIFF announced a new slate of films for the upcoming festival including the first round of titles in the Midnight Madness slate, and topping the list (at least alphabetically) was Douglas Aarniokoski's post-apocalyptic thriller "The Day."

The Canadian production stars Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon, Ashley Bell and Shawn Ashmore and while plot details are thin, in centers on a group of humans fighting for their survival against...something. What exactly has caused humanity is unknown for now, but RopeOfSilicon have dug up a pretty interesting sizzle/sales reel for the pic which they compare to having the look and feel of "The Book Of Eli" -- fair enough -- but for us it also recalls a more music video-esque "The Road" as well. The genre is already well stocked with films of this sort so here's hoping there's a fresh approach here.

If Aarniokoski's name seems familiar -- and not just because it sounds like Aronofsky -- that's because he's also directing that Paz De La Huerta-gets-naked-and-covered-in-blood movie "Nurse 3D." We'll see if he's got the horror goods when "The Day" hits TIFF next month. Check out the synopsis and clip below.

In a post-apocalyptic future, an open war against humanity rages. Five survivors wander along rural back-roads, lost, starving and on the run. With dwindling food stocks and ammunition, an attempt at seeking shelter turns into a battleground where they must fight or die.


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3 Comments

  • Christopher Bell | August 4, 2011 9:30 AMReply

    yuh gunna die Cholly...

  • Jug | August 3, 2011 7:14 AMReply

    Looks interesting...but I find it interesting that there is another member of the group, the black guy, who you don't get to see at all except for the first set up shot.

    Guess he doesn't make the cut....

  • Piotr | August 3, 2011 7:13 AMReply

    I find it difficult to express in words how disappointed I am with the look of this picture. It looks cheap. Just plain cheap. It looks like an independently produced short. Like an "I shot this on my uncle's farm with me and some friends" movie.

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