The Forest looks like it could be a major sleeper hit. We’re all familiar with terror in the woods tales, and the bulk of those stories come across as recycled silliness. But Jason Zada’s picture looks to be something else entirely. Gripping visuals and palpable tension appear to be the true anchors of the story, and our curiosity is piqued to the Nth degree.
The brand new trailer just hit the web and if it doesn’t get you juiced to the gills, you may already be a corpse. Watch it below, because it’s absolutely mind blowing!
Jason Zada (who helmed Take This Lollipop and wrote the screenplay for The Houses October Built) directs from a script written by Ben Ketai, Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca.
Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), Taylor Kinney (Zero Dark Thirty, Chicago Fire), Yukiyoshi Ozawa (The Hidden Blade), and Eoin Macken (Centurion, Siren) star.
We’ve got a bit of a wait for this one, as it is set to hit theaters on January 8th of 2016.
Synopsis: Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.