A24 and DirecTV have released the first trailer for “Into the Forest,” a new film that will open this summer. The film stars Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund and Wendy Crewson,
Into the Forest follows the story of two sisters (Page and Wood) who struggle to survive in a remote country house after a continent-wide power outage. The film will be available exclusively on DirecTV June 23, and opens in theaters July 29, 2016.
The film was directed by Patricia Rozema, who also wrote the screenplay, the film itself is based on the original novel written by Jean Hegland. Into the Forest was produced by Niv Fichman, Aaron L. Gilbert and Ellen Page.
Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters, Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) who live in the Pacific Northwest with their kindly father, Robert. Nell is focused on her studies and Eva is training to be a dancer, but their peaceful lives are disrupted one day by what turns out to be a continent-wide blackout. Whereas at first the family bond together and try to make the most of their difficult circumstances, as time gone on, the challenges become more serious.
In the wake of a shocking and violent confrontation that Robert has with a menacing passerby, the sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world.