Earlier this month, filmmaker James Wan returned to the horror genre with his hit sequel The Conjuring 2, which has done quite well at the box office over the past few weeks. Next month, the filmmaker produces what could be one of the scariest movies this summer with Lights Out, hitting theaters July 22. To get fans ready for this horror-thriller, Warner Bros. has released the second terrifying trailer.
The first trailer debuted back in March, but we haven't heard much about this thriller since then. Warner Bros. did promote this movie during its CinemaCon presentation in April. With the success of James Wan's The Conjuring 2, it could be a good omen for Lights Out, although it will face quite the heavy hitter when it arrives in theaters July 22, going up against Paramount's Star Trek Beyond. We'll have to wait and see if the horror hounds or the sci-fi set will claim that weekend.
From producer James Wan (The Conjuring) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn't real when the lights went out...and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger...once the lights go out.
The film stars Teresa Palmer (Triple 9) as Rebecca; Gabriel Bateman (Annabelle) as Martin, Billy Burke (the Twilight franchise) as Martin's father, Paul, Alexander DiPersia ("Forever") as Rebecca's boyfriend, Bret and Maria Bello (Prisoners) as Sophie. The supporting cast includes Alicia Vela-Bailey, Emily Alyn Lind, Amiah Miller, Lotta Losten, Ava Cantrell and Alexander John. Slated for release on July 22, 2016, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Lights Out marks the feature film directorial debut of David F. Sandberg, who directed the film from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5), based on Sandberg's own short film. James Wan, Lawrence Grey and Heisserer produced the film, with Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter and Richard Brener serving as executive producers. Sandberg's behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Marc Spicer (Furious 7), production designer Jennifer Spence (the Insidious films), editor Kirk Morri (The Conjuring) and costume designer Kristin M. Burke (The Conjuring). The music is composed by Benjamin Wallfisch. Check out the new trailer for Lights Out courtesy of Youtube.