“No one can resist the powerful Cube system,” says director Shimizu Yasuhiko, and I believe him.
And now, most of the “it Friday” news coming this Friday: the Japanese filmmaker Shimizu yasuhiko made one Cube remake, beating Lionsgate in its own update, and you can watch the trailer right now. Honestly, it looks great. Perhaps Lionsgate just silently accepts the “if you sleep, you lose” rules in this case.
For those unlucky enough not to know, Cube is a sci-fi horror dream directed by Vincenzo Natali in 1997. You could say Mountain range prior to Mountain range existed, the film’s Kafkaesque designs trapped five strangers in a mysterious cube-shaped structure filled with multiple death traps. It was a bit of a bomb at launch, but its mind-blowing design and visuals earned it a cult following, a 2002 sequel, Cube 2: Hypercubeand a 2004 prequel, Zero cube.
No, there are no subtitles, but the Yasuhiko remake trailer still delivers a ton of claustrophobic atmosphere and all the laser-related deaths you could ask for. Also, read this incredible amount of hype released by the director in a statement. [via Variety]:
“No one can resist the powerful Cube system. By making this movie, it was as if we entered the Cube itself. (That was because we shot the entire movie in one place.) Then we had to face ourselves. What lurks in the abyss of the self: hope or despair? You will soon be in the Cube with us. In fact, it may already be in it. ”
Check out the trailer below. For more on Cube, here’s why it’s one of the best locked room mysteries of all time. The stars of the remake Suda Masaki, Okada Masaki, Tashiro hikaruY Saito takumi.
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