Trailer For ‘The Discovery’ Arrives | Film Trailer
At this point it’s like Netflix is grabbing non-subscribers by the throat, forcing them to watch great trailer after great trailer until they finally give in and sign up. Not that anyone’s complaining, because everything they’ve given us a sneak peak in the early months of 2017 has looked superb. None more so than their latest trailer for The Discovery.
“One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there”. A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife”.
That sounds great. The trailer is even better. Contrapuntally mixing the soothing croon of Roy Orbison, talk of suicide and intriguing sci-fi imagery creates a trailer we so rarely get nowadays; one content to reveal just enough to get us licking our lips, without holding our hand and giving away major plot points.
The film stars Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Robert Redford, a great cast in and of itself. Throw in the fact that it’s directed by Charlie McDowell and written by Justin Lader, who in 2014 gave us the brilliantly befuddling sci-fi/domestic drama combo The One I Love, and this is setting up to be one of the most exciting releases of the year.
Hopefully with an equally ample dose of Roy Orbison as the trailer suggests, The Discovery debuts at the Sundance film festival this Friday, before arriving on all Netflix territories on Friday, March 31.