The official Men trailer arrives revealing Alex Garland’s new horror-thriller movie centered on a woman facing a shape-shifting terror.
The official Men trailer arrives revealing Alex Garland’s new horror-thriller movie centered on a woman facing a shape-shifting terror. The film revolves around Harper, a young woman who ventures to the English countryside for a solo vacation following a personal tragedy in the hopes of healing. However, when an entity from the woods begins stalking her sharing the appearance of one man, Harper is forced to confront her darkest memories and fears.
Academy Award nominee Jessie Buckley leads the cast of Men as Harper alongside Penny Dreadful and James Bond alum Rory Kinnear in multiple roles and Paapa Essiedu. Development on the film was first announced in early 2021 when Garland teamed up with A24 to write and direct the horror-thriller with production kicking off a few months later in the United Kingdom. With production on Men having wrapped in May of last year, A24 is looking to build anticipation for the film ahead of its May release.
On the heels of unveiling a new poster for the film, A24 has released the official Men trailer. The video reveals Alex Garland’s return to the horror genre with a shape-shifting new vision revolving around Buckley’s grieving protagonist as she encounters multiple men with seemingly the same face. Check out the creepy trailer below:
The official Men trailer is a plenty intriguing and terrifying look at Garland’s return to the horror genre. The Oscar nominee kicked off his career with the Danny Boyle-helmed zombie pic 28 Days Later and continued in the genre with uncredited rewrites on its 2007 sequel and Boyle’s sci-fi psychological thriller Sunshine. After proving himself in the director’s chair with the more thoughtful sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Garland would return to more terrifying fare with the 2018 adaptation of Annihilation, which scored rave reviews from critics in spite of its underwhelming box office returns.
Given the recent rise in stardom Jessie Buckley has enjoyed over the past few years with major roles in Taboo, Fargo, I’m Thinking of Ending Things and The Lost Daughter, the latter of which earned her an Oscar nomination, it will be interesting to see how Men fares in this trend. While Annihilation was largely overlooked during awards season, Alicia Vikander’s turn as humanoid robot Ava in Ex Machina earned her a Golden Globe nomination and many have been calling for major awards ceremonies to better recognize performances in the horror genre, namely those from A24 such as Toni Collette’s in Hereditary and Florence Pugh in Midsommar. Only time will tell if Men reaches the same heights as Buckley and Garland’s previous works when it hits theaters on May 20.