Arcola Entertainment‘s frostbitten crime drama Nomis (AKA Night Hunter) has a new trailer and it looks like a grim affair; chasing psychotic human predators is a daunting task and it seems that the task force is not sure where to turn next when their prey appears to already be in custody.
These are the kinds of films that I tend to avoid, but eventually watch at some point with rapt attention (kind of like Pixar); shades or Prisoners, Mind Hunter and Zodiac make me want to believe that humanity can’t possibly sink to these kinds of levels but remind me otherwise; they’re a little bit like a higher-plateau slasher, ultimately, the sideshow freak dressed in sensible attire with a rational opinion on current affairs.
That sounds damning, but I really want to just speak to whatever it is that makes the “chase the horrible true monster” film a constant favourite; if nothing else, they are a perfect canvas to see truly great performances from talented actors.
Henry Cavill has proved by now that he’s got the potential to be one of the greats for the next fifty years; not only does he have the looks and charisma down, but it’s not hard to detect that he’s got some serious acting chops behind the huge frame and Clark Kent smile. Speaking of which, Alexandra Daddario also seems like an actor who can give a little extra more than one would expect; she certainly stood out in Texas Chainsaw and I think she could find more of a place in the kind of role she’s found in Nomis.
It goes without saying that (for maybe some different reasons) it’s always a pleasure to see Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion on the screen; those are the weird actors who could potentially flop their next twenty movies and still feel like welcome friends showing up late for dinner.
And as an extra, here’s ET’s behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Nomis:
Nomis is written and directed by David Raymond and hits theatres on August 15, 2019.
What do you guys think? Is there the hint of something great going on in that trailer?
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