First trailer arrives for Brake

Stephen Dorff is locked in the trunk

A first trailer has been released for claustrophobic thriller Brake, in which Stephen Dorff’s secret service agent awakens to find himself trapped in the trunk of a car, with no means of escape and a timer counting down to God knows what.

For the first thirty seconds or so, it looks as if this is going to be a cheap knock-off of Ryan Reynolds’ ordeal in Buried, but as the trailer moves forward, it becomes clear that Brake will be taking a slightly different route than Rodrigo Cortes’ clever thriller.

Take a look at the trailer below…

It seems as though Dorff’s prison is a little more sophisticated than a simple coffin, with his captors subjecting him to all manner of physical and psychological torture in order to extract the information they’re after.

It’s also worth noting that the trailer appears to show Dorff up and about outside his vehicular prison, so we can assume that at some point, he’ll make his escape. Whether or not that’s just a part of the terrorists’ plan remains to be seen.

Directed by Gabe Torres, Brake will open in the US on 23 March 2012. High Fliers are releasing the film in the UK in October. One to avoid if you’re claustrophobic…

A poor man's Buried, or an exciting, original thriller? Share your thoughts, below.


    • marthalewis1

      Jan 26th 2012, 11:47

      It doesn't look exactly like Buried, more like a mix between that, Phone Booth and 24 and perhaps a little bit of Source Code. Could be exciting, Stephen Dorff has had some very cool performances. But could well be just another indistinct claustrophobic thriller. @marthalewis1

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