There are three reasons why you should check out this NSFW trailer for The Loft, a remake of the 2008 Belgian thriller of the same name, directed by original director Erik Van Looy. There’s the interesting premise of five friends sharing a secret apartment for their adulterous liaisons, getting increasingly paranoid as they try to figure out which one of them left the bloody corpse in the bed. There’s also the talented cast that features Karl Urban, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, James Marsden and Rhona Mitra.
And then there’s Isabel Lucas’ naked rear end.
I like simple, self-contained thrillers and this definitely seems to be in that vein. My only concern is that it might just try to be too smart for it’s own good and just throw in ludicrous plot twists for the sake of throwing in plot twists. Having never seen the original, I don’t know from personal experience how twisty it got, but apparently, very.
I’m hoping that with this second go round Van Looy can rein in a bit of his narrative excesses and just tell a gripping story, because there is certainly potential there.
Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.
There’s currently no release date for the film, but it should be out before the end of 2012.
Last Updated: August 13, 2012