Having just come back from an advance screening of Adrift, we can tell you that Hans Horn's debut feature is a very effective little film indeed, so we thought we'd drop you a brief skinny in advance of it's Sept 1st UK release (as well as appearing as the headline film on Saturday at this year's FrightFest, August 26th - see news here).
Admittedly the film could quite easily be called Open Water 2 in some countries (and indeed it has), but Adrift should really stand alone as it s a far better film.
As with Open Water, Adrift is based on true events, and tells the story of six friends who gather for a birthday celebration on a yacht. Cue lots of champagne and fooling around, and before you know it the group decide to go for an impromptu swim in the middle of the ocean. But they soon discover the major planning flaw that will test the whole group’s will to survive - nobody had thought to put the ladder down and there is now no way back onto the boat.
Powerless in a place they once thought was paradise, the friends suddenly find themselves in a desperate struggle to live. Silly fools.
Check out the trailer at the various links at the bottom of the page.
Adrift, directed by newcomer Hans Horn, features: Eric Dane (Multiple Man from X-Men 3), Ali Hilis (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Niklaus Lange, Susan May Pratt, Cameron Richardson and Richard Speight, Jr.
Dan Maag and Philip Schulz-Deyle produced from the screenplay by Adam Kreutner & Dave Mitchell.
ADRIFT will be released by Pathé Distribution at cinemas across the United Kingdom on September 1st. Certificate 15 & running time 94 mins.
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