Director Brad Anderson has has been working on TV shows like Fringe and Boardwalk Empire since his last thriller, 2008's Transsiberian, entered theaters. Anderson's latest, Vanishing on 7th Street, is the director's return to straight horror since 2001's Session 9 and follows several survivors (Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, and John Leguizamo) in a post-apocalyptic world where something in the darkness is out to destroy humanity. In a recent interview with Bloody-Disgusting, Anderson described what appealed to him about Anthony Jaswinski's script.
what's in the darkness? >> Posted 02.16.11 by Ryan
I think I'm drawn to those sort of dark extremes, stories where characters are confronted with some impossibility and they're trying to crack the mystery of it, trying to solve it, and sometimes they themselves are the solution, or sometimes they themselves are the problem, you know? Maybe they are the monster, say in the case of Session 9. In this case it's a more straightforward external threat. But each of the characters has to confront it in their own way.
Director Brad Anderson's (Session 9, The Machinist) latest movie, Vanishing on 7th Street, preys on humanity's most basic fear: the dark. Set in a post-apocalyptic Detroit, the mysterious thriller is slowly being revealed as more clips get released online.
Vanishing follows Hayden Christensen as a reporter who wakes up to find the city empty, and eventually finds a safe haven with a handful of survivors in a tavern with its own generator. The previous clip found John Leguizamo lying motionless on a pool table, unable to protect himself from whatever is in the darkness. The latst clip shows how Leguizamo may have ended up on the table, as he find himself alone down a long, underground tunnel. watch the clip >> Posted 01.15.11 by Ryan
In director Brad Anderson's (The Machinist) new post-apocalyptic horror movie, Vanishing on 7th Street, a mysterious blackout causes the majority of the human population to simply vanish, leaving only a handful of survivors to try to piece together the mystery...if they can stay alive. In the last preview clip that was released for the movie, we saw Luke (Hayden Christensen), a reporter in Detroit, waking up to find the city empty, with nothing but piles of clothing marking where people used to be. In the latest clip, Paul (John Leguizamo) seeks refuge in one of the only places in the city with power, a tavern with its own generator. But, when the power begins to go out, the evil that lurks within the darkness begins to creep in around him. watch the new clip >> Posted 01.12.11 by BrentJS
Director Brad Anderson's (Session 9, The Machinist) latest movie is the apocalyptic Vanishing on 7th Street which follows Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, and John Leguizamo as survivors of a mysterious occurrence that wiped out the populace attempting to stay alive in Detroit. With something lurking in the darkness, light is the only safe haven.
With the movie's theatrical release still a month away, Vanishing in 7th Street is currently available on video-on-demand. To promote this, Magnet Releasing has unleashed a new clip that finds Christensen slowly discovering that the world has changed. Watch the clip >> Posted 01.08.11 by Ryan
Director Brad Anderson (Session 9, The Machinist) is going apocalyptic in his latest thriller, Vanishing on 7th Street. The movie imagines what would happen if most of the population suddenly disappeared and something sinister in the darkness was hunting down the few remaining survivors (John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton, and Hayden Christensen). Watch the trailer >> Posted 12.07.10 by Ryan
Director Brad Anderson is no stranger to genre movies, after directing the creepy, 2001 horror movie Session 9 and thrillers like 2004's The Machinist and 2008's Transsiberian. Anderson's latest, the post-apocalyptic thriller Vanishing on 7th Street, has been touring the festival circuit, awaiting a studio to pick up the distribution rights. Now ComingSoon reports, Magnet Releasing has picked up the movie, much to Anderson's excitement.
Vanishing on 7th Street is an apocalyptic thriller about the end of the world and it could not be placed in better hands than with Magnet Releasing, whose expertise in distributing genre films is par none. I am excited to be working with them to bring the film to audiences across the country.
The thriller finds John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton, and Hayden Christensen as a group of survivors in Detroit after a blackout seems to rob the city of most of its inhabitants. They soon realize that the darkness is out to get them and that the remaining light sources they have left are their only sanctuary.
"Vanishing on 7th Street is scary as hell, but it's the richness of its characters and the stellar performances that really make it stand out," said Magnet Senior VP Tom Quinn in the official statement. "Brad Anderson has made an excellent, wholly original ghost film that is a perfect fit for the Magnet slate."
Vanishing on 7th Street will open in February 2011. Watch the trailer here. Posted 10.20.10 by Ryan
Director Brad Anderson isn't part of the Hollywood elite (yet), but those paying attention know that Anderson has been putting together an impressive resume over the past 10 years with dark thrillers like 2004's The Machinist and the creepy horror movie Session 9. Anderson's latest movie, Vanishing on 7th Street seems somewhere in the middle of those two previous works, as it follows a small group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic landscape, who slowly begin to realize that they have to try to stay alive from something hidden in the darkness. John Leguizamo, Thandie Newton, and Hayden Christensen star in the movie, which has a new trailer to promote its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out the trailer >> Posted 08.19.10 by Ryan
Other than a few still images that were released back in May, there has been virtually nothing heard about director Brad Anderson's (The Machinist) new post-apocalyptic horror movie, Vanishing on 7th Street, since it went into post-production. Now, Merrick Entertainment has opened the promotional floodgates, releasing a new theatrical poster, several more new still images and a six-and-a-half-minute video from the set of the movie featuring commentary from Anderson, stars John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton, and others. Watch the interview here >> Posted 08.10.10 by BrentJS