International Trailer for Thriller Penthouse North Starring Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan
03.15.13 by Ryan
Michael Keaton is back as Mr. Diamond-Hunting Villain.
After appearing in the buddy-cop comedy The Other Guys and providing the voice of Ken for Toy Story 3, it looked like 2010 was the year of the comeback for Michael Keaton, whose career was traveling in a much more casual speed in the 21st Century than it was in the previous. Unfortunately Keaton has yet to return to the big screen, though he has several projects lined up, including the Robocop remake and Larry David's improv comedy Clear History. Prior to those, however, might be the thriller Penthouse North, should it eventually find distribution.
Shot back in 2011, Penthouse North follows a blind woman (Michelle Monaghan) whose New York penthouse (hence the title) comes under attack by a ruthless criminal (Keaton) in search of stolen diamonds hidden in her residence. Currently, the fate of Penthouse North is unknown, but it does look like it has a good chance of opening in Thailand if the international trailer for the movie is any guide, we just hope that someone writes a new score before it gets released in the States.
Here's the synopsis for Penthouse North.
Sara Taylor (Monaghan), a photojournalist blinded in Iraq, is forced to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the sadistic criminal Hollander (Keaton) – a man who will stop at nothing to get a fortune of stolen diamonds hidden in Sara’s penthouse apartment. Although Sara claims to not know where the diamonds are, Hollander utilizes psychological and physical torture in an effort to break Sara’s resistance. But Sara fights back. As the suspense builds to a shattering climax, Sara gains the advantage. But will it be enough to save her?
Not exactly a bold new direction for the genre, but with performances from Keaton (remember how menacing he was in Pacific Heights?), Monaghan and director Joseph Ruben (The Forgotten, Sleeping With the Enemy) behind the camera, we could even see us eventually giving Penthouse North a VOD recommendation — that is, if the movie ever gets released.