Jorge Torregrossa, the director of The End, originally Fin, is making his feature debut with this film, but the screenplay comes from Sergio G, Sanchez, writer of Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Orphanage and The Impossible.
That’s one hot screenwriter.
Judging from this trailer, the film is a science fiction number. A pretty specific subset of sci-fi too…
And the lions shall inherit the Earth. Again. With their creepy shadow girls.
I’m wondering if that’s some kind of prophecy being discovered at the fifteen second mark. And the crashed plane certainly raises questions too.
In fact, there are so many odd pieces here that I think the film’s reputation will stand or fall on how well they all come together. There’s nothing so annoying as a complex mystery with a cop-out ending.