Momentum Pictures’ Sundance Film Festival winner of the Jury Award for Excellence in Filming release its first public footage today. But our first I Think We’re Alone Now trailer certainly provides more questions than answers.
The movie stars Peter Dinklage with his character assuming he’s the last man on Earth. His world is then flipped upside down when a female played by Elle Fanning enters the story. We get very little from the trailer, so here’s the official plot summary courtesy of Momentum Pictures:
“Del (Peter Dinklage) is alone in the world. After the human race is wiped out, he lives in his small, empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he’s methodically created for himself – until he is discovered by Grace (Elle Fanning), an interloper whose history and motives are obscure. Worse yet, she wants to stay.”
The I Think We’re Alone Now trailer begins with Dinklage’s Del emerging from the morning light as a car alarm breaks the silence of dawn. You can tell Del is curious, yet hesitant. There shouldn’t be another being in the world capable of driving an automobile. As he approaches the sound, he sees a car that’s been wrecked into a telephone pole. As he approaches the driver’s side window to see if his suspicions are true, the camera cuts.
While leading up to Del approaching the car, we’re given just a few snippets of dialogue from I presume is an early conversation between Del and Grace. “Weren’t you lonely?” she asks. He responds, “I’ll tell you when I felt lonely. I felt lonely when it was me and 1,600 other people in this town. I was pretty fucking lonely.”
Reed Morano directed the film based upon a script by Mike Makowsky. Alongside the I Think We’re Alone Now trailer debut, Reed told EW that she likes “the post-apocalyptic genre, but it’s been done a million times, and I was looking for something a little bit weird, or just a little bit different tonally.” She continues, “I really appreciate any time a story can be told with visuals or sound rather than straight dialogue. This is the perfect film to do that.”
One of the critically acclaimed elements I Think We’re Alone Now was the unique spin the movie put on a post-apocalyptic genre. With the film hitting theaters on September 21st, we won’t have long until we see what that spin is for ourselves. In the meantime, if you’re looking for other post-apocalyptic flicks headed our way, checkout NerdMuch’s upcoming list of all the zombie movies headed our way in 2018 and beyond.