Crashes and Numbers and Gore in New Clips from Knowing
02.27.09 by REELZ
Three new clips from Knowing have just been released, giving us a more detailed look at the movie's really spectacular subway and plane crash sequences, as well as some tension-building scenes in which the Nicolas Cage character begins puzzling out the horror behind the mysterious numbers. The train wreck is the real standout here. Another clip of it was released earlier, but that one was more focused on Cage's futile attempts to limit the damage. This time it's all about the carnage and mayhem. In a recent interview with SciFi Wire, director Alex Proyas talked about the inspiration behind the sequence:
So what we decided to do is we had the train actually leap the tracks and go sliding across the subway [platform], and I just ... find that, you know, carnage in crowded places is one of the most horrific things you can possibly imagine, because there's nowhere to go. So this whole notion that a train carriage at a hundred miles an hour is ... skidding across a platform, and you've got nowhere to run, and you're going to get mowed down, is a pretty brutal concept.
Next time you stand on a crowded subway platform, it's definitely going to have you keeping your eye out for a quick exit strategy. Watch: