‘The Empty Man’ Trailer: James Badge Dale Discovers a Demon in Horror Film Arriving This Month

Photo by Ilze Kitshoff. © 2020 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

The trailer has dropped for The Empty Man, a 20th Century Studios horror film hitting cinemas this month.

Based on the graphic novel by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey, The Empty Man follows a retired cop (James Badge Dale) looking into an urban legend that the locals of a Midwestern town believe is behind disappearing teens. The film marks the feature debut for writer-director David Prior and also stars Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova.

This one’s seemingly popped up out of nowhere, Disney dropping a trailer very close to release – which hopefully isn’t a sign that the studio just want to get it off the line-up asap. Fingers crossed the film packs the tension and has some decent scares, because the surprisingly flat trailer doesn’t really do it any favours. We’ll see.

The Empty Man
hits limited US cinemas on October 23rd and limited Australian cinemas on October 29th.

Official synopsis for The Empty Man:

20th Century Studios’ “The Empty Man” is a supernatural horror film based on a popular series of Boom! Studios graphic novels. After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.

 

Directed by David Prior from a screen story and screenplay by David Prior based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn, “The Empty Man” stars James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova. The film is produced by Ross Richie, p.g.a. and Stephen Christy, p.g.a.

Photo by Ilze Kitshoff. © 2020 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.
© 2020 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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