A new trailer has been released for Regression, the upcoming thriller from director Alejandro Amenábar.
Regression tells the story of a Detective (Ethan Hawke) investigating the claims of a young woman (Emma Watson) who accuses her father of unspeakable crimes. When her father suddenly admits guilt – without actually remembering anything – a psychologist (David Thewlis) is brought in to spark up memories. Of course, there’s much more going on than meets the eye.
Amenábar hasn’t given us a film since 2009’s Agora, the great Rachel Weisz and Oscar Isaac-starring period drama that went by mostly unseen. He earned well-deserved acclaim with the few films he delivered before that though, with Open Your Eyes (aka Abre los Ojos) getting him noticed, the great supernatural thriller The Others pushing him into the spotlight, and the masterful real-life drama The Sea Inside taking home the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
His latest is downright intriguing, with a story that looks to be thick with twists and turns and some of those creepy stylings Amenábar showed off in The Others. We’re dying to know more about what’s going on here, which means the trailer actually did its job. Having Hawke and Watson on board can’t hurt either.
Be sure to check out the film’s poster beneath the synopsis.
Regression, also starring David Dencik, Devon Bostick, Aaron Ashmore, Dale Dickey, and Adam Butcher, will hit U.S. cinemas on August 28.
Official synopsis for Regression:
Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.