Below is the trailer for Repeaters, a low-budget Canadian indie sci-fi flick. It’s an interesting concept — three reprobates, after being forced into a rehab program, find themselves repeating the same day, over and over. Each remembers the previous iteration of the day, and by making the trio slowly turn on each other, director Carl Bessai and writer Arne Olsen managed to inject a bit of freshness into the idea. Will it work? I have no clue. It stars Amanda Crew, who I find quite charming and was decent enough in the incredibly stupid, yet strangely entertaining Sex Drive, as well as Dustin Milligan anf Richard de Klerk. Bonus points for co-starring Emily Perkins (Juno, Ginger Snaps).
It looks intriguing. It apparently did well at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, too. Despite my general distrust of, disdain for, and aversion to Canadians, it’s got promise. Take a look.
Yes, yes, it’s obviously taken the fundamental concept from Groundhog Day, which is OK. It’s not a heavily mined trope, so I’m not going to start yelling quite yet. But this better not start a trend, because then we’ll end up with a Groundhog Day remake or some…
… um. Forget I said anything.