Solace Trailer (2016)

Trailer for Solace starring Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Anthony Hopkins.

When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The reclusive Clancy, who shuttered his practice and retreated from the world following the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He soon changes his mind after seeing disturbingly violent visions of Joe’s partner, FBI Special Agent Katherine Cowles’s (Abbie Cornish) ultimate demise. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers put him on the trail of a suspect, Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of this vicious murderer on a mission.

The project was originally going to be directed by Shekhar Kapur with Bruce Willis in the lead role.

Solace Trailer Screen Shot 1
Does this film have a Seven feel to it? The original intention with the film was to rewrite it as a sequel to hit thriller. It was even tentatively titled Ei8ht. The main character was supposed to be Seven's Detective William Somerset who had acquired psychic powers. This idea was dropped after Seven director David Fincher reacted negatively to the idea and it was in turn produced as a stand-alone film.

Solace had also had a tough time making its way to theaters. It was first picked up New Line Cinema which then became a Warner Bros entity. Warner Bros held onto the film for two years before selling it to Relativity Media who planed on releasing the film in the United States. However, Relativity never released it due to their bankruptcy, and it was sold once again to its final distributor Lionsgate Premiere. The film will finally hit theaters on December 16, 2016

I am big fan of psychological thrillers and some of my favorite films are Seven, Silence of the Lambs, Memento, etc. I love the suspense and how they decide to put the puzzle pieces together keeping us in the audience guessing what will happen next.

Solace Trailer Screen Shot 2
On one hand I think the cast is a huge plus. All four of them are great actors: Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Anthony Hopkins. So that alone grabs my attention. But on the other hand, hearing about how long it has taken to get this film released makes me wonder and a little bit nervous about the story line. With this cast, the film will get easy exposure for any studio, so there must be something wrong with the film that a studio would be willing to essentially pass on the film.

The film is hitting theaters in one of the most competitive times of the year (mid December). There is no shortage of films to see in theaters at that time. So, while I am intrigues about this film, I will most likely wait for it to reach my living room and catch it On Demand.

1 min 53 sec


Posted On
November 10, 2016
Afonso Poyart

Sean Bailey

Relativity Media

December 16, 2016
Abbie Cornish
Colin Farrell
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Anthony Hopkins
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