Tribeca Horrors 2008: The Objective
Just like our extensive and exhausting (on our side, at least) coverage from last year (read it all right here), we’re compiling as much info as we can for the horror offerings at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, going down in NYC this April 23rd – May 4th!
Our next film is the latest from Blair Witch co-director Daniel Myrick, who you may recall is one of the producers behind Warner Bros’ Raw Feed DVD line. The Objective is a bit of a departure for Myrick, focusing on both political and supernatural themes, and sounds like it’s going to be a crowd divider. Check out some official plot:
In the supernatural thriller The Objective, writer-director Daniel Myrick locates the action in a remote mountain region of Afghanistan, where a team of US Special Ops forces is dispatched with the ostensible orders of locating an influential Muslim cleric. The team initially accepts this mission at face value; however, shortly thereafter it becomes clear that Benjamin Keynes, the dispassionate CIA officer assigned to oversee the mission, may have another agenda in mind. As it turns out, three days after 9/11, a CIA reconnaissance satellite picked up a radioactive heat signal coming from the mountains. The agency feared Al-Qaeda may have acquired nuclear arms, while Keynes learned from a local source that what's there could be something even more powerful-and more dangerous. As the team ventures deeper and deeper into the mountains, strange things begin happening, and skepticism about a rumored curse in the region rapidly begins to fade.
Be sure to check out Myrick's comments on The Objective from our recent interview with him right here to learn more. Below are the Tribeca screening times for The Objective, followed by a set of stills and the film’s trailer. Keep it here for more Tribeca horror features next week!
AMC 19th St. East Theater 2
Village East Cinema 7
AMC Village VII Theater 2
AMC Village VII Theater 1
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