Crave plays like a comic book movie even though it isn’t base on one. It feels like something adapted from a well-thumbed black and white author drawn graphic novel from the early nineties, all hard edges anchored to a dark beating heart. A History of Violence, The Crow, that’s what this trailer feels like, and I mean that in the best possible way.
Here the description:
Aiden (Josh Lawson) craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman). A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love with the perfect woman and save the world from evil. As Aiden’s dark imagination starts to leak into reality, he meets Virginia (Emma Lung), a younger woman with her own dilemmas and desires. Estranged from her boyfriend Ravi (Edward Furlong,) Virginia explores an uncertain relationship with Aiden, who becomes increasingly emboldened to live out his vigilante fantasies. But as Virginia is faced with the disturbing truth of Aiden’s inner life, Aiden learns that he will pay a terrible price for his twisted imagination.
And of course the trailer:
It’s a film with a supernatural vibe to it, but only at one remove from reality. It sets up a world like our own and chooses carefully to break exactly one rule and play with the implications. The trailer makes it a bit hard to follow exactly what is going on, but in that way that excellent trailers have of not giving too much away but making you intrigued enough to want to see more. Plus, Ron Perlman and Edward Furlong, nice.
The film will hit the film circuit starting on July 24th up in the fine arctic climes of Montreal.