Lately all the concept of “escape room” is becoming a big hype. Not only because of movies like the Saw franchise of homonymous films like the recent Escape Room (2017), but also it’s turning into one of the most popular group outdoor activities to do with your friends. Although, this time, regarding the plot that has transcended from this new movie, the setup might be closer to the saga starred by Jigsaw than an entertainment event gone wrong.
Escape Room (2019) is about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive, by responding an anonymous call. The movie is directed by Adam Robitel, known for being behind titles like Insidious: The Last Key (2018) and The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) as well as writing the screenplay for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015). The story of the movie was conceived by Bragi Schut, writer of Season of the Witch (2011), and has been written together with Maria Melnik.
Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Nik Dodani, Jessica Sutton, Jay Ellis, Jamie-Lee Money and Vere Tindale star in the movie. Also, director Adam Robitel, who was an actor before becoming a filmmaker, having appeared in titles like 2001 Maniacs (2005) and 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010), saves a small role for himself.
Escape Room (2019) is currently in post-production and is scheduled to open in the USA the 4th of January next year 2019. Other countries will have to wait for later in the year to have the film available. Sony Pictures, who are in charge of its American and European distribution, has released the first trailer this week. You can watch it here:
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