Once conceived as a sequel to David Fincher’s excellent 1995 thriller Seven, Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell play a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the thrilling international trailer for Solace – or Prémonitions.
Operating on each side of the law, each of the two nominal leads boast psychic abilities, though while Hopkins’ former doctor John Clancy puts his supernatural powers to good use, it is Colin Farrell’s elusive criminal who taps into his powers for nefarious reasons. It’s a ying-yang dynamic that is by no means novel, but Hopkins and Farrell have long proven their acting clout, and we’re intrigued to see them go head-to-head for a cerebral battle of the brains in Solace.
Afonso Poyart directs the genre piece from a script by Ted Griffin, which still retains its Seven sensibilites despite the creative overhaul. How do you catch a killer that is always one step ahead of the game?
Filmed prior to True Detective season 2, fans of Nic Pizzolatto’s hit series will pick up on a lot of the film’s conventions, with one scene even including Farrell and Hopkins meeting face-to-face in a café. Supernatural and Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Marley Shelton and Xander Berkeley round out the cast.
Solace will make its debut in France on September 9 and the UK on September 25. No word yet on a release here in the States, though we’ll be sure to update this post should we learn more.
A former doctor with psychic abilities named John Clancy (Hopkins) is drawn into a serial killer case only to find that the killer (Farrell) also is a psychic, leading to a showdown between the two who can detect each other’s every move. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Abbie Cornish (Limitless) and Marley Shelton (Scream 4) co-star. Brazilian filmmaker Afonso Poyart (Two Rabbits) directed the film from a screenplay by Jamie Vanderbilt, Sean Bailey, Peter Morgan and Ted Griffin.