By Kurt Halfyard
“At 4:44am tomorrow morning there will be no survivors. The world will end.”
It certainly feels like we should have caught this last year to go in with the handful of personal apocalypse films of 2011: Take Shelter, Melancholia, Another Earth, Tree of Life, and indeed 4:44 Last Day On Earth played Venice and New York before IFC snatched it up. God Bless Abel Ferrara for getting past Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant 2 and judging by this magnificent trailer, like he is about to turn in his best film in years.
Holy Christ, Francis Kuipers, that is a goddam soundtrack for what might be the best trailer for 2012 thus far. The film seems likely to play out like a more angry, less deadpan version of Don McKellar’s criminally under-seen and similarly titled Last Night.
Willem Dafoe looks to have a banner year already with this film, The Hunter, and John Carter all coming along in the next little while. Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire, Enter the Void) and Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) also star.
Link to the original source: Willem Dafoe witnesses Abel Ferrara’s “Apocalypse: 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH”