Sebastian Stan might not be a household name, but as a result of his being cast as Bucky in the new Captain America, that’s about to change. And lest anyone forget, a few months after the Captain‘s July, 2011, release date, he’s headlining a horror flick entitled The Apparition, which he calls “a mixture of The Strangers and Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist.”
In a recent chat with MTV Stan had the following to say about the filming process for The Apparition:
“It was amazing, We were all included creatively in the process. Todd Lincoln, who wrote and directed it, wanted that. We had rehearsal time when we could come together and sometimes rewrite things for the better. We had time to improvise and see what we were missing. We discovered a lot of stuff that way. Both Tom [Felton] and Ashley [Green] are coming from such huge franchises themselves, they’ve sort of experienced every corner of celebrity or hype, so I kind of felt like I was more on the sidelines to that…Todd had a huge list of movies he wanted us to watch. We saw how horror was done in the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s into today. It’s definitely more psychological than just ‘get scared!’”
As for comparisons to Black Swan, in which Stan had a small part, he says, “I think a lot of Apparition is similar to that. As an audience, you’re trying to figure out if something is happening or if you’re a witness in somebody’s dark thought.”
Lastly, he dishes a bit on co-star Greene and how her part in Apparition differs from what we’ve seen of her in the Twilight series: “It’s different than how anybody has seen her before. Both of our characters are very simple, relatable kids. Just to finally play somebody who’s more relatable rather than a vampire, somebody with flaws and dreams and goals and is struggling with life — that’s amazing. These kids don’t know what they want to do with their lives, just that they want to start living a simple life. There are great arcs in the characters and the story lines, and it’s going to be great for people to see her play that out.”
Along with Stan, Greene, and Felton, The Apparition also stars Luke Pasqualino (“Skins”) and Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th, Altitude). Look for it in theatres September 9th, 2011.
When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force…
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