October 03, 2008 02:58:47 GMT
In anticipation of their latest film's theatrical release, Miramax Films have released a lengthy sneak peek to Fernando Meirelles' thriller about a sudden plague of blindness attacking a city.
Before moviegoers head to theaters on the first weekend in October, Miramax Films have presented thriller movie lovers with the first five minutes video of their upcoming "Blindness". Opened with a scene covering a busy traffic on one ordinary morning, it then closes up to one particular car stopping in red light. When the light turns green, the man driving the car hits the brake causing chaos on the street.
When the shot comes closer to the man, it is revealed that he is experiencing a sudden blindness. Several people watching the odd circumstances from the sidewalk then comes to his aid. Still dazed and confused by his mysterious condition, the blind man explains what it feels like to be blind to another man who volunteers to drive him home.
Based on Jose Saramago's best selling novel, this psychological thriller centers its story on the fragility of mankind as it follows the story of a group of people who were trapped in a quarantine as their city were hit with a blinding plaque. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover and Sandra Oh, it is directed by Fernando Meirelles and will hit the theaters on Friday, October 3.
"Blindness" First Five Minutes: