We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of the big-screen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel, Room, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker in the year of its release. Still a few months to wait, but Time is already talking about the movie and a recently released teaser trailer looks promising. From Time:
The book is narrated by 5-year-old Jack, who has only ever seen the 11-by-11 foot shed he was born into. Donoghue also wrote the screenplay for the film, which is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and will hit theaters in October of 2015.
Meanwhile E-Online, which knows about such things, is anticipating that Room “might be this year’s creepiest” picture:
The original book was based on a combination of several kidnapping stories, and it seems that the movie version is sticking pretty darn close to the book’s chain of events. The trailer is just as sad and scary as one can imagine, with a seemingly perfectly cast Brie Larson (last seen as Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck) as the mother. Audiences are given a glimpse of Room, cement walls and single window and all, as well as Scream Time and Jack’s dramatic escape. If you feel like not sleeping tonight, give it a watch. Or better yet, read the book yourself ahead of the fall release.