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AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier’s The Tall Man

The Tall Man, the English language feature film debut from Martyrs director Pascal Laugier, has been filming in British Columbia for the past several weeks, and now, thanks to AFM, we have a big batch of images to share with our readers.

Synopsis:
Cold Rock, USA – A darkness hovers upon the town. Children have gone missing over the years, leaving neither a clue nor a witness. Superstitious locals talk of The Tall Man, a legendary, mysterious dark figure who takes children away, never to be seen again.

Julia (Jessica Biel) is a nurse living in Cold Rock who doesn’t believe in legends. Until one night, waking up with an eerie feeling, she goes to her son’s bedroom and finds his bed empty. Rushing downstairs, she stops dead in her tracks: A huge dark figure stands in the entrance holding her son, David. Driven by pure instinct, Julia rushes after them, willing to do whatever it takes to get her son back. The chase is on and with it the quest for answers. Who is The Tall Man? What becomes of the children?

Conceived as a “woman in jeopardy” movie – an outdoor Panic Room, The Tall Man is a suspenseful thriller in the vein of M. Night Shyamalan’s earlier films. Clothed in the myth of the boogeymen and monsters born of the folklore common to all cultures, it’s a story of the haunting secrets that hide behind closed doors.

Along with Biel, the film co-stars Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as David.

Keep it here for more on The Tall Man as it comes.

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

AFM 2010: First Images from Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man

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3 Comments

  1. In spite of the marketers using the words ‘suspense thriller’ (which makes me vomit a little), I’m excited just because of the director.

    I hope being in Canada does not infect his sensibilities with socialist, politically correct bullshit.

    • He shot Martyrs in Canada aas well and it seems like it might have helped him make the movie he actually wanted, so let’s see…

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