Having personally studied the paranormal and hoaxes for over a year, writer/director Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) became interested in exploring the way different people approached the subject and decided to turn his ideas into a film. In Red Lights, Sigourney Weaver stars as a psychologist trying to debunk paranormal activity with the aide of her hot scientist assistant, Cillian Murphy. It Girl and festival darling Elizabeth Olsen plays Murphy’s girlfriend, but the kicker here is Robert De Niro as the world-renowned psychic whom our heroes take on. The trailer has De Niro doing that enraged yelling thing he likes to do so much when he’s being a bad guy, but word on the street is (unsurprisingly) that Cillian is the one to watch. With sharply divided reviews (varying from love to hate) and lots of discussion following its Sundance premiere, Red Lights was quickly picked up by Millennium Entertainment.
Here’s the requisitely ominous trailer:
I’ve gotten to the point where I’ll watch just about anything with Murphy—he has a way of elevating whatever he’s given. At the same time De Niro (in this type of role) is to the film’s detriment; Sigourney could push things either way. What do you think, is this a Netflixer?
Red Lights begins its theater run in Spain, March 2nd.
Cindy Davis can go either way.