Check out the trailer to arrive for Under the Silver Lake, the upcoming film from the writer-director of acclaimed 2014 horror film It Follows.
David Robert Mitchell’s follow-up steps away from the horror genre… kind of. The film follows a 33-year-old man who discover a mysterious woman swimming in the apartment pool. They hit it off, and then she’s gone. What follows is a surreal journey as he investigates her disappearance and how/if it connects to crimes, murder and other events in his Los Angeles neighbourhood.
The official synopsis describes the film as part Kiss Me Deadly, part Chinatown, and part Mulholland Drive. Elements of those gems certainly seem to be present in this hugely intriguing film, which looks both comedic and unsettling. Whatever it is, it looks great, and I’m very keen to find out what Green has up his sleeve next.
Under the Silver Lake, also starring Topher Grace and Callie Hernandez, will be released in the U.S. on June 22.
Official synopsis for Under the Silver Lake:
From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.
Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
From writer-director David Robert Mitchell comes a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens—dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all. Mining a noir tradition extending from Kiss Me Deadly and The Long Goodbye to Chinatown and Mulholland Drive, Mitchell uses the topography of Los Angeles as a backdrop for a deeper exploration into the hidden meaning and secret codes buried within the things we love.