‘The Vault’ Trailer: James Franco Stars in Heist-Horror Combo

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James Franco stars in The Vault, an upcoming picture that looks to kick off like a regular heist flick before it takes a sharp turn into the horror genre.

The premise follows two estranged sisters, played by Francesca Eastwood and Taryn Manning, who decide to pull off a bank heist in order to save their brother. Everything seems to be going to plan, that is until the bank manager (Franco) tells them to check out the vault in the basement. Scott Haze, Q’orianka Kilcher and Clifton Collins Jr. also star.

It’s refreshing to not have much given away in a trailer. There does seem to be a bit of a home release vibe to this one – that poster doesn’t help, but there’s also the potential for a some solid thrills and surprises as well. And it seems to have a somewhat original concept, which is an all too rare thing these days.

The Vault, directed by Dan Bush, who helmed 2014’s The Reconstruction of William Zero and one part of the three-part 2007 horror film The Signal, hits limited U.S. cinemas and On Demand September 1.

Synopsis for The Vault:

Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but mayhem ensues when the defiant bank manager sends them to a basement-level vault—home to something truly evil.