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
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
It Follows' Maika Monroe Signs On To Independence Day 2
But what role is she playing?
Hailee Steinfeld Says Break My Heart 1,000 Times
Starring in a new YA novel adaptation
Adam Wingard Directing Death Note
He'll help adapt the horror manga
Brian Tee Is The New Shredder For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
He slices, he dices...
Sam Worthington Heads For Den Of Thieves
Joining the Gerard Butler heist film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 October 2014
Podcast #131: Sam Neill, Luke Evans
Do you see?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Third Person (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Long Way Down (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Book Thief (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Escape Plan (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Sam Neill & Adrien Brody Will Backtrack
For a new thriller

13 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen International

submit to reddit

Sam-Neill-And-Adrien-Brody-Will-Backtrack

Some moves, especially the really big ones, like to give you so much advance notice that it feels like you’re seeing imagery and trailers for decades before they arrive. Other, smaller titles usually prefer to sneak into production then put out a release. Such is the case with Australian thriller Backtrack, which is now shooting, and stars Sam Neill and Adrien Brody.

Writer-director Michael Petroni has crafted a film that finds a psychologist's life thrown into chaos when he learns that his patients are all ghosts from an accident that occurred 20 years previously. Serious shades of The Sixth Sense, then, from a film that also stars Bruce Spence, Robin McLeavy, Jenni Baird and Anna Lise Phillips. Though that reference is not a big spoiler: it’s merely the jumping off point for the plot. (If his patients are ghosts, who's been paying their bills?)

Petroni, who directed 2002’s Till Human Voices Wake Us, has more recently been known for his scriptwriting work, tackling the screenplays for such films as The Rite and The Book Thief (the latter arrives here on February 14).

Neill was last seen in the Beeb’s Peaky Blinders and is part of the cast for A Long Way Down, due out on March 7. Brody has worked on American Heist and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, which coincidentally will also release here on March 7.


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

Bill Paxton Heads To Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Game on, man!
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Also sounds kind of like Passengers with Anne Hathaway. I kind of hope it won't end the same way. More

Posted by absolute_im_fan at 09:24 on 14 January 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month 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)