The film is called Final Cut and it’s from the Oscar-winning filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, who made The Artist. It’s a remake of the beyond-incredible 2018 Japanese film One Cut of the Dead, which follows a filmmaking crew attempting to make a zombie movie without a single cut. Only, something goes horribly wrong… or does it? And though this trailer seemingly plays up a lot of horror moments, the original film is actually very much a comedy.
Final Cut will be released in theaters on July 14; if you haven’t seen One Cut of the Dead, this trailer doesn’t spoil anything. But from early reviews, it’s pretty clear this movie sticks very close to the original premise and structure.
Early reviews on the film have been more positive than negative, but most admit that seeing this remake after the original makes it feel a little less than. So you could, hypothetically, just watch the original film on Shudder where it currently resides. That’s not the same as a theatrical experience, though—and as someone who saw the original film in a theater, with a wholly unsuspecting audience, I can say for certain that if you go into this movie more or less spoiler-free you will enjoy the living hell out of it. The original is so wildly good that a remake will certainly carry over at least some of that.
Final Cut stars Romain Duris, Bérénice Bejo, Matilda Lutz, and Finnegan Oldfield. It was written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius and, again, opens July 14.
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