Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins
Missing the high notes with Hugh Grant
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 May 2015
Josh Hutcherson Heads For The Long Home
Reuniting with James Franco for his latest drama
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Big Hero 6 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Planes (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Epic (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Josh Hutcherson In Detention Trailer
High school is not the end of the world

28 March 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Bloody Disgusting

submit to reddit

Josh Hutcherson In Detention Trailer

After early attempts at break-out films with the Journey series and The Vampire's Assistant (not to mention narrowly missing out on Spider-Man), Josh Hutcherson finally struck franchise gold in The Hunger Games. Before that, however, he made the teen slasher comedy Detention, the trailer for which, with impeccable timing, has just arrived.

The film sees Hutcherson as the amusingly-named Clapton, who's waiting out high school and not getting anywhere with cheerleader Spencer Locke. Life gets slightly more exciting when serial killer Cinderhella starts offing his classmates. Fearing a bloodbath on prom night (he's obviously watched the right movies), principal Dane Cook (huh?) decides to keep anyone he considers a suspect in detention during the whole of the festivities. Which of course means that they need to escape if they're going to save the world/school.

Writer/director Joseph Kahn obviously knows the slasher genre inside out, but there's also a healthy dose of Breakfast Club in here, and even a joke about Torque (one of Kahn's less proud previous moments). But what the trailer keeps more-or-less hidden for later is the scale of the adventure that the detainees embark on. There's apparently some time-travelling involved, and keep an eye out for a quick glimpse of what looks suspiciously like a flying saucer.

Debuting at last year's SXSW, Detention has picked up several accolades in the twelve months since, including the Biggest Surprise Award at London's FrightFest. There's no UK release date yet, but it gets its full release in the States on April 13. Hutcherson's Hunger Games presence can't hurt its chances at the box office. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Exclusive: The Cold Light Of Day Clip
Bruce Willis' super punch-out!
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)