When he’s not singing karaoke with The RZA, Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo makes great quirky genre movies like Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial. His new film, his first in English, is called Open Windows, and it features Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey in a thriller based around web camera technology. The first trailer just premièred online; take a look:
The trail of the tape
Title: Open Windows
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Screenwriter: Nacho Vigalondo
Cast: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Scott Weinberg
Release date: TBD.
The entire trailer in one line of dialogue: “She’ll do anything you ask, Nick.”
The entire trailer in one screengrab:
Looks suitably messed up to me, particularly the queasy morality of Wood’s stalkerish character being forced to save the object of his obsession. The potential for smart commentary on Internet commentators in this scenario seems intriguingly high. (Also: how awesome is that shot of the eyes reflected in the knife?) Given the fact that the movie was shot in Austin (at a recreation of the town’s Fantastic Fest, where that RZA/Nacho karaoke team-up went down in 2010), it’s a shame this isn’t ready in time to play this year’s real Fantastic Fest, which starts next week. That would have been the perfect place to see it.