Watch: Amazon debuts the chills-inducing trailer for Oklahoma filmmaker Andrew Patterson's 'The Vast of Night'
Check out the chills-inducing official trailer for the alien-contact movie "The Vast of Night," the acclaimed feature film directorial debut for Edmond filmmaker Andrew Patterson.
As previously reported, the film is set in the late 1950s in New Mexico and centers on a young, winsome switchboard operator named Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ called Everett (Jake Horowitz), who discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.
Penned by Oklahoma-based writers Craig W. Sanger and James Montague, it was filmed in Whitney, Texas.
Amazon Studios announced at the prestigious Canadian festival that it had acquired worldwide rights to the sci-fi mystery.
With today's trailer and poster debut, Amazon announced that "The Vast of Night" is coming soon to theaters as well as to Prime Video.
The preview premiere is cannily timed to coincide with the 35th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, airing live at 4 p.m. Saturday on on IFC. As previously reported, Montague and Sanger earned an Independent Spirit nod for best first screenplay for penning "The Vast of Night."
According to EW.com, Tulsa-born musician and filmmaker St. Vincent, Allison Janney, Beanie Feldstein, Bob Odenkirk, Carrie Brownstein, Don Cheadle, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon M. Chu, Kaitlyn Dever, Laura Dern, Margaret Qualley, Naomi Watts, Nicolas Cage, Noah Jupe, Olivia Wilde, Robert De Niro, Scarlett Johansson, America Ferrera, Taylor Russell, and Zazie Beetz are all slated to present at the Independent Spirit Awards. As previously reported, Tulsa natives and veteran actresses Alfre Woodard and Mary Kay Place also are nominated for Independent Spirit Awards.
Good luck to the Oklahoma filmmakers at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, and look for updates here on when film fans can see more of "The Vast of Night."